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Expanded Homicide Data Table 11

Murder Circumstances

by Weapon, 2010

Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Other
guns or
type not
stated
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Blunt
objects
(clubs,
hammers,
etc.)
Personal
weapons
(hands,
fists, feet,
etc.)
Poison Pushed
or
thrown
out
window
Explosives Fire Narcotics Drowning Strangulation Asphyxiation Other
Total 12,996 8,775 6,009 358 373 2,035 1,704 540 742 11 3 4 74 39 10 122 98 874
Felony type total: 1,923 1,391 976 53 60 302 190 84 61 0 0 0 31 12 1 31 17 105
Rape 41 0 0 0 0 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 5
Robbery 780 603 463 16 19 105 69 44 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 3 26
Burglary 80 49 29 3 3 14 14 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4
Larceny-theft 20 11 7 0 1 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Motor vehicle theft 37 15 9 0 0 6 7 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
Arson 35 7 3 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Other sex offenses 14 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Narcotic drug laws 463 391 264 7 12 108 37 8 3 0 0 0 1 10 1 3 0 9
Gambling 7 6 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Othernot specified 441 305 193 27 24 61 45 14 11 0 0 0 5 2 0 6 5 48
Suspected felony type 66 44 31 2 2 9 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4
Other than felony type total: 6,351 3,960 2,842 187 204 727 1,032 275 530 9 2 3 28 20 6 56 56 374
Romantic triangle 90 59 43 4 4 8 19 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
Child killed by babysitter 36 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 121 55 38 4 8 5 37 9 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 9
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 58 29 24 1 1 3 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 1 5
Argument over money or property 181 112 79 11 10 12 34 10 17 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 3
Other arguments 3,215 1,937 1,346 91 120 380 686 152 228 2 1 0 10 3 1 26 20 149
Gangland killings 176 160 102 4 3 51 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Juvenile gang killings 673 624 529 10 7 78 31 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Institutional killings 17 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Sniper attack 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Othernot specified 1,781 980 680 59 51 190 205 83 238 6 0 3 16 8 5 25 30 182
Unknown 4,656 3,380 2,160 116 107 997 472 180 148 2 1 1 15 7 3 31 25 391