U.S. rape and homicide rates

percent of 1973 level, 1973–2008

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Data Item197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984198519861987198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008
Murder as a percentage of 1973 levels100.00104.26102.1393.6293.6295.74103.19108.51104.2696.8188.3084.0484.0491.4988.3089.3692.55100.00104.2698.94101.0695.7487.2378.7272.3467.0260.6458.5159.5759.5760.6458.5159.5760.6459.5757.45
Rape as a percentage of 1973 levels100.00104.0096.0088.0092.00104.00112.00100.00100.0084.0084.00100.0076.0068.0080.0068.0072.0068.0088.0072.0064.0056.0048.0036.0036.0036.0036.0024.0024.0028.0020.0016.0020.0022.0024.0020.00

Rape means sexual intercourse without valid consent. Homicide is the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another.

Source: Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature (New York: Penguin Group, 2011). Pg. 402.