It wasn’t long ago that the term “murderer” was synonymous with the most lethal form of violence in the world.
But in recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to identify those who commit crimes that leave more than one victim dead.
In 2017 alone, at least 4,726 people were killed by police, including 3,890 fatally.
In 2016, at the height of the police-community violence debate, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Garner v.
New York that a police officer who killed an unarmed man in a chokehold was not justified in shooting him dead.
And in the U, more than 300 people were charged with murders in 2017, with many of those cases still pending.
Here are the top-ranked crimes in 2017 and the percentage of those people who were convicted of the crimes.
1st degree murder (Murder in the first degree): 0.05% of the population, or 1,039 people.
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report.
Crimes that lead to death: 3,077 people.
3rd degree murder: 0.04% of population, 1,076 people.
2nd degree murder : 0.01% of 2nd Degree Murder population, 0.02% of 3rd Degree Murder people, and 0.07% of 4th Degree Murder persons.
Source : FBI Uniform Crimes Report.
2nd degree rape (Rape in the second degree): 3.1% of people, 4,054 people.
1st or 2nd-degree murder: 3.2% of adults, 2,932 people.
3rd degree rape : 2.6% of adult population, 3,532 people 2nd or 3rd-degree rape : 1.9% of 1st-degree adult population and 2.9%.
Source : The National Center for Health Statistics.
A person convicted of murder in the 1ST degree, who committed the murder of a person who was the victim of a forcible rape, can receive up to 20 years in prison.
Source (State Laws).
A death sentence in a 2nd (or 3rd) degree murder case is mandatory.
If you are convicted of a murder in a 1st, 2nd, or 3d degree, you will be placed on death row, awaiting execution.
Source(s): murder,murder,crime,deaths,sentence,death,murmur source ABC News article Murder in the 2nd D Degree, the most deadly form of violent crime, can lead to life in prison for a first-time offender.
In 2015, a Texas man was sentenced to life without parole for the killing of his wife, who was found strangled in their Texas home.
He is currently serving a life sentence.
This year, a Georgia man was found guilty of killing his wife and her boyfriend and was sentenced in June 2018 to life behind bars.
According to The Sentencing Project, which advocates for death penalty reform, the median time in prison in the United States is 4.5 years, and it is estimated that more than 7 million people are incarcerated in the US each year.
Murder, which carries the death penalty, is committed when a person commits an act of violent sexual assault with a deadly weapon.
It is also known as rape, and a person convicted can receive life in jail.
The murder rate in the USA peaked in the mid-1990s, and has declined since then.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more people in the general population were raped in 2017 than were killed.
The National Law Center on Crime Trends says in 2017: More than 6 million women and girls were raped, about 1 in 4 of them were killed, and 1 in 10 girls were sexually assaulted.
That’s about 7% of all rapes in the country.
In addition, about one in four women who are raped will be murdered.
This is a huge increase from the 1970s, when about one out of three women who were raped died.
Sources: ABC News,murderer,crime source ABCnews.com