Murder, By the Numbers

I was bored the other day, so I decided to have a little fun with Google. How? By searching for a bunch of murder-related terms (as phrases, in quotes, of course) and seeing how many results Google returned.

It was… instructive.

“murder” : 91,500,000
“homicide” : 11,200,000
“attempted murder” : 2,130,000
“murder suicide” : 1,200,000
“attempted suicide” : 975,000
“alleged murder” : 156,000
“suspected suicide” : 93,600
“attempted homicide” : 67,900
“alleged suicide” : 65,000
“unsuccessful suicide” : 14,400
“single homicide” : 3,800 | “single murder” : 19,500
“double murder” : 559,000 | “double homicide” : 883,000
“triple murder” : 234,000 : “triple homicide” : 84,300
“quadruple murder” : 18,300 | “quadruple homicide” : 21,300
“quintuple murder” : 745 | “quintuple homicide” : 1,920
“sextuple murder” : 210 | “sextuple homicide” : 222
“septuple murder” : 164 | “septuple homicide” : 61
“octuple murder” : 27 | “octuple homicide” : 21
“decuple murder” : 1 | “decuple homicide” : 0
“undecuple murder: 0 | “undecuple homicide” : 0

Published in: Geekiness, General | on May 8th, 2009| Comments Off on Murder, By the Numbers

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