National Incident Based Reporting System Definition of Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
The willful (nonnegligent) killing of one human being by another.
As a general rule, Prince George's County Police will classify in this category any death due to injuries received in a fight, argument, quarrel, assault, or commission of a crime.
Prince George's County Police does not classify justified homicides (by police or civilians), suicides, traffic fatalities (including those involving DUI), fetal deaths, assaults to murder, attempted murders, or accidental deaths as Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter. The National UCR Program traditionally excludes suicides, traffic fatalities, and fetal deaths from its crime counts. In addition, the National UCR Program classifies assault to murder and attempted murder as Aggravated Assault, and it counts some accidental deaths as Negligent Manslaughter.
It should be noted that the totals contained below are not perfectly correlative to the number of incidents or victims of criminal homicide within the listed months. At times, manor of death, investigatory outcomes, date/time of death, reporting requirements, and other factors impact overall counts.
As an example, if a person is seriously injured In March of a given year but does not pass away from their injuries until October of the same year, the count below will include a “+1” for October although the initial incident occurred previously.
These totals are as accurate as possible at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Last Updated: 01/18/2021
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