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Causes Of Lynchings, 1882-1968*

Number Percent  
Homicides 1,937 40.84
Felonious Assault 205 4.32
Rape 912 19.22
Attempted Rape 288 6.07
Robbery and Theft 232 4.89
Insult to White Person 85 1.79
All Other Causes 1,084 22.85
Total 4,743 100.00

*Computed from statistics provided by the author by the Archives at Tuskegee Instiyute, Febuary 1979.  Percentages rounded to the nearest 1/100 of a percent.  On the apparent discrepancy in the number of lynching victims, Tables on Year and Race, and Causes, see explanatory footnote to Race and Year.