"◾In 2015, the estimated number of murders in the nation was 15,696. This was a 10.8 percent increase from the 2014 estimate, a 7.1 percent increase from the 2011 figure, but a 9.3 percent drop from the number in 2006.
◾There were 4.9 murders per 100,000 people in 2015. The murder rate in 2015 was up from the rates in 2014 (10.0 percent) and 2011 (3.8 percent). However, the murder rate fell 15.5 percent when compared with the 2006 rate.
◾Of the estimated number of murders in the United States, 45.9 percent were reported in the South, 21.5 percent were reported in the Midwest, 20.2 percent were reported in the West, and 12.4 percent were reported in the Northeast.
Of those murdered 7,038 were Black and 3,826 were White (non-Hispanic).
Of the interracial murders there were 500 Black on White murders and 130 White on Black murders.