posted at 4/20/2012 4:38 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Trayvon-Zimmerman
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Trayvon-Zimmerman : They are only cases were charges were brought...correct? So the Zimmerman case, before the indictment, when he was let go by the police, would not be included but the latest charges would be included in those stats. Am I reading your response correctly?
Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]
According to the FBI website, this is the criteria they use distinguishing homicides from justifiable homicides:
The killing of a felon, during the commission of a felony, by a private citizen. Because these killings are determined through law enforcement investigation to be justifiable, they are tabulated separately from murder and nonnegligent manslaughter.
Justifiable homicide information can be found in Expanded Homicide Data Table 14
, “Justifiable Homicide, by Weapon, Law Enforcement, 2006–2010” and Expanded Homicide Data Table 15
, “Justifiable Homicide, by Weapon, Private Citizen, 2006–2010.”
My interpretation of these statistics is that they would NOT include a Zimmerman type case until charges are brought.