An annual study conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Supplementary Homicide Report reports that the state leads in black homicide victimization for the second year in a row.
In 2009, there were 239 black homicide victims, resulting in a homicide rate of 34.72 per 100,000, which is seven times the national rate with overall an 6,505 black homicide victims at a rate of 4.76 per 100,000.
Michigan comes in second with 30.31 per 100,000.
The study found that firearms, usually handguns, were the weapon of choice in the homicides.
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