Someone came by searching for “monthly murder total US 2011.”
From all indications, the total number of homicides reported by the police during 2011 will be just
under 14,000, with a rate of 4.5. 14,446, for a calculated rate of 4.6. That would peg the average number of murders in any given month at 1,203 – but the number of homicides in different months varies widely in a well known pattern.
Cold weather tends to lower homicide totals – while warm weather increases the number of murders. Certain holidays have traditionally had higher homicide rates. December is generally the most violent month of the year, but a cold month can result in a low homicide rate. April’s warm weather usually brings street criminals out. And so on and so forth.
So a month by month total of homicides for the entire United States is not feasible at this time.