List of Birmingham homicides in 1978
This is a List of Birmingham homicides in 1978. It includes homicide cases occuring within the city limits during the calendar year. Note that not all homicides are ultimately ruled to be murder in courts of law.
Birmingham reported 74 homicide cases to the FBI in 1978, with 74 of them (94.9%) reported as "cleared".
- James Johnson Jr, 27, was killed during a break in at his sister's apartment in Central City. Another sister, Edith married A. C. Roper, who became Birmingham Chief of Police in 2007. 
- FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, accessed via the Murder Accountability Project (murderdata.org)