Throughout the 1880s and 1890s, the number of lynchings rises precipitously. The victims are overwhelmingly black. Approximately 49 lynchings are reported in 1882; 70 in 1887; 161 in 1892; and 106 in 1900. Between 1889 and 1918, 3,224 people are murdered as the result of lynchings. Fewer than 30% of the victims of lynchings are ever formally charged with a crime.