Birmingham homicides by year

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This is a list of Birmingham homicides by year, giving the number of reported homicides within the city limits. The numbers in parentheses are the homicide rate per 100,000 residents.

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  1. A total of 148 homicides were recorded in 1992, of which seven were ruled justifiable, leaving 141 chargeable homicides on the books - a record high for recent years. The Birmingham News shows 133 homicides in 1992 versus 139 in 1991, making that the city's deadliest recent year by their reckoning.
  2. A 2007 UAB study found that the percentage of victims seriously injured by violence who survived their injuries increased from 24% to 41% between 1997 and 2007. Of 2,318 people brought to UAB Hospital's trauma center over those years, 2,211 survived. (Meaning that 107 homicide victims died at UAB Hospital during those 10 years.)
  3. Dr Jeffrey Kirby, director of acute care surgery at UAB, claimed his department treated 697 gunshot wound victims in 2018, with only 7 patients dying (a survival rate of 90.7%).

See also


  • "Birmingham Third in Murder List: 112 Slain in 1925, Only Two Hanged." (April 2, 1926) Birmingham Post
  • Fine, P. R, J. M. Roseman, C. M. Constandinou, J. M. Glass and J. M. Wrigley (May 1994) "Homicide Among Black Males in Jefferson County, Alabama 1978–1989." Journal of Forensic Sciences. Vol. 39, No. 3
  • Robinson, Carol (January 4, 2001) "City's 2000 homicide rate rises after 5 years of steady decline." The Birmingham News
  • Robinson, Carol (May 25, 2008) "Birmingham trauma care keeps pace with rising violence." The Birmingham News
  • Archibald, John (October 5, 2008) "Band-Aid won't heal city crime." The Birmingham News
  • Robinson, Carol (October 10, 2018) "Birmingham homicides in danger of hitting 22 year high." The Birmingham News
  • Webb-Hehn, Katherine (May 8, 2019) "Here’s how Birmingham is battling its high homicide rate" The Birmingham News
  • Jett, Brandon T. (2021) Race, Crime and Policing in the Jim Crow South: African Americans and Law Enforcement in Birmingham, Memphis, and New Orleans 1920–1945. Louisiana State University Press ISBN 9780807175071

External links

  • FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, accessed via the Murder Accountability Project (