1917 Birmingham homicides

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This is a List of Birmingham homicides in 1917. It includes homicide cases occurring within the city limits during the calendar year. Note that not all homicides are ultimately ruled to be murder in courts of law.

According to Kenneth Barnhart's survey of Jefferson County Board of Health statistics, Birmingham had 74 homicides in 1917, a rate of 44.2 per 100,000 population. Of those, 18 victims were white (17.7 per 100,000) and 56 were Black (85.0 per 100,000).




  • Barnhart, Kenneth E. (July 1932) "Negro homicides in the United States." Opportunity. Vol. 10, No. 7, pp. 212–214

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