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American Roulette

The Untold Story of Murder-Suicide in the United States

Appendix: Murder-Suicides by State

This appendix lists murder-suicides by state. This chart includes the number of murder-suicide incidents recorded during the six-month study period, as well as the total number of people who died. It is important to note that lack of a murder-suicide during the first half of the year is in no way an indicator of whether or not there will be any reports of murder-suicide in the second half of the year.

State

Number of Murder-Suicide Events in the First Half of 2001

Number of People Dead from Murder-Suicide Events in the First Half of 2001
Alabama 5 11
Alaska 1 2
Arizona 4 9
Arkansas 2 4
California 29 72
Colorado 7 20
Connecticut 4 8
Delaware 0 0
Florida 35 76
Georgia 6 14
Hawaii 0 0
Idaho 0 0
Illinois 7 16
Indiana 5 11
Iowa 0 0
Kansas 3 6
Kentucky 3 8
Louisiana 6 13
Maine 2 5
Maryland 1 2
Massachusetts 3 6
Michigan 8 17
Minnesota 4 9
Mississippi 3 6
Missouri 5 10
Montana 3 7
Nebraska 0 0
Nevada 1 2
New Hampshire 2 4
New Jersey 7 15
New Mexico 2 4
New York 14 30
North Carolina 9 20
North Dakota 1 2
Ohio 11 26
Oklahoma 3 6
Oregon 3 6
Pennsylvania 17 37
Rhode Island 2 5
South Carolina 7 16
South Dakota 1 2
Tennessee 8 17
Texas 29 73
Utah 2 5
Vermont 0 0
Virginia 12 27
Washington 6 12
West Virginia 3 6
Wisconsin 7 15
Wyoming 0 0
Total 293 662

 

 


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