homicide


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hom·i·cide

(hom'i-sīd),
The killing of one human being by another.
[L. homo, man, + caedo, to kill]

homicide

[hom′isīd]
Etymology: L, homo, man, caedere, to kill
the death of one human being caused by another.

homicide

Forensic medicine The killing of a person by another, regardless of intent. See Manslaughter, Murder. Cf Suicide.

hom·i·cide

(hom'i-sīd)
Murder of a human being.
[L. homo, man, + caedo, to kill]
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Both popular and social science explanations of the decline of New York homicide rates have focused on important social trends, particularly changes in drug markets and reductions in the population of offenders with the greatest propensity for homicide and gun violence.
Firearms are used in almost 70 percent of all homicides (FBI, 1994).
There is brinkmanship in any such contest, and homicides by spouses of either sex m ay be considered the slips in this dangerous game.
For homicides in which the weapon used could be identified, 87 percent of black victims (200 out of 229) were killed with guns.
Expanded Homicide Data Table 3--"Murder Offenders by Age, Sex, and Race, 2012"
His last investigation was the day before Christmas 2006, when a man beating his live-in girlfriend was fatally stabbed by the woman's 17-year-old son -- a case ruled a justifiable homicide.
To the horror of municipal officials, reformers, and other citizens, Chicago's conviction rate fell during the early twentieth century, even as the city's homicide rate soared.
However, over the course of the first year of operation, the cold case detectives realized that bringing all of the department's homicide investigators together to systematically identify cases that they thought would be solvable if time could be devoted to them would prove more fruitful.
Yet if there is one fact that has been incontestably established by homicide studies, it's that murderers are not ordinary gun owners but extreme aberrants whose life histories include drug abuse, serious accidents, felonies, and irrational violence.
Kung's homicide rate is nearly three times that of the United States, which is already one of the highest among Western nations.
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It also provides the Valley with an extra 50 officers to target the most violent areas, trains 5,000 officers in gang-suppression tactics and establishes a gang homicide unit in South Los Angeles.