2011 ended with the lowest number of homicides in Baltimore City since 1977: 196. This is only the third time since 1970, the earliest date for which data is available, that Baltimore has had fewer than 200 murders in a year. As recently as 2007, the city seemed more likely to go over 300 than under 200. African-Americans continued to make up a disproportionate number of murder victims. African-Americans account for 63.7 percent of the city population and 93 percent of its homicide victims. There were also six Hispanics, five Caucasians, and two Asians murdered in 2011. This represents a steep drop in the number of Caucasian homicide victims from 2010, when 13 were killed. Males made up 180 of the victims; 15 were female, and one was transgender. The vast majority of homicide victims, 149, were shot to death; 32 were stabbed or cut; and 8 died from blunt force trauma, four from asphyxiation, and three from other causes.