Homicide and Crime Scene Cleanup

Homicide Map and murder rates in the U.S.

Homicide Crime Scene Cleanup

Across the country, first responders are called to homicide crime scenes every day. Never knowing what potential pathogens biological contaminants may contain, they are constantly faced with dangerous conditions. That’s why Aftermath Services is committed to being a reliable second responder. We are uniquely positioned to support law enforcement and assist victims and their families by answering the question “what do we do now?”

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Often, people believe law enforcement or state officials clean up after a homicide. This is not the case. It is not that law enforcement does not want to help — they devote their lives to serving our communities. It’s that preventing the spread of potential bloodborne pathogens requires trained professionals who understand how to remove and dispose of biological waste safely.

We employ a team of compassionate, trained biohazard professionals. Our 28-point checklist sets the industry standard and includes provisions to make sure all potentially dangerous and infectious materials are removed from the scene. This includes testing for the presence of biological material after all physical evidence is removed. We want to be absolutely sure an affected area is safe when the wellbeing of a family is at stake.

Our homicide crime scene clean up technicians are trained to remove all traces of a traumatic event so families can focus on healing. When our team arrives on-site, the first thing we do is perform a site assessment and explain, in detail, our processes and procedures. Our goal is to educate the family so that they can make a well-informed decision.


According to data released in 2018 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these states had the highest homicide mortality rates.

  1. Mississippi
  2. Louisiana
  3. Alabama
  4. Missouri
  5. New Mexico
  6. South Carolina
  7. Maryland
  8. Tennessee
  9. Arkansas
  10. Illinois


Aftermath operates across the nation and can respond to homicide crime scenes near most metro areas within a few hours. This quick response time allows us to assess and begin the homicide crime scene cleaning process quickly, limiting the number of people who come in contact with an affected area and possibly potential contaminants. 

In an industry that requires advanced experience, training, and knowledge, most homicide crime scene cleanup companies are fewer than six months old and often operating unlicensed out of family homes or apartments. Moreover, they don’t understand how to communicate with families or how to swiftly and safely handle biohazard situations. The stakes are too high and the job itself too important for families to settle for anything less than an industry leader with over 20 years of experience. 


While violent crime rates are decreasing, our services are still needed — and we’re proud to help when and where we can. Cleaning up a homicide crime scene can be difficult and potentially dangerous. Police and Law Enforcement, protect yourself and others from the dangers of biological material by wearing PPE when working in a crime scene. You can enter Aftermath’s Annual PPE GIveaway for the chance to win a set for yourself or one for each member of your department. And also remember: the next time tragedy strikes and the question is “What do we do now?” — the answer is Aftermath.

Contact us today for more information or to learn more about our homicide crime scene cleanup procedures.