National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
In 2010, an estimated 14,748 persons were murdered nationwide—one every 36 minutes.
In 2010, 77% of murder victims were male and 23% were female.
In 2010, for homicides in which the type of weapon was specified, 68% were committed with firearms.
In 2010, 32% of homicide victims were white, 38% were black, and 30% were classified as “other” or “unknown.”
STATS provided by FBI, 2011, Crime in the United States, 2010, Washington, DC.
National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children 1-888-818-POMC
Mothers Against Drunk Driving 1-800-GET-MADD
National Center for Victims of Crime 202-467-8700
The Compassionate Friends 1-877-969-0010
Concerns of Police Survivors 1-800-784-2677
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the
mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love.” Washington Irving