Expanded Homicide Data Table 7

Murder, Types of Weapons Used

Percent Distribution by Region, 20121

Region Total all
weapons2
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Unknown
or other
dangerous
weapons
Personal
weapons
(hands, fists,
feet, etc.)3
Total 100.0 69.3 12.5 12.9 5.3
Northeast 100.0 68.0 15.4 12.9 3.7
Midwest 100.0 73.7 8.9 12.2 5.2
South 100.0 69.9 11.6 12.4 6.1
West 100.0 65.3 15.1 14.3 5.3
  • 1 Guam and Virgin Islands totals are not included in this table.
  • 2 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 3 Pushed is included in personal weapons.