DETROIT -

Total death investigations

2012: 461

2011: 414

2010: 365

 

Homicides: A homicide is the taking of the life by another person

2012: 411

2011: 377

2010: 327

 

Criminal homicides: Willful taking of a life

2012: 386

 

Justifiable homicides – Life was taken by another but it was self-defense. This goes for both peace officers and a private citizen.

2012: 25

 

Suicides:

2012: 39

2011: 32

2010: 33

 

Natural deaths

2012: 2

2011: 1

2010: 1