Expanded Homicide Data Table 9

Murder Victims by Age

by Weapon, 2013

Age Total
murder
victims
Weapons
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Blunt
objects
(clubs,
hammers,
etc.)
Personal
weapons
(hands, fists,
feet, etc.)1
Poison Explosives Fire Narcotics Strangulation Asphyxiation Other
weapon or
weapon
not stated2
Total 12,253 8,454 1,490 428 687 11 2 94 53 85 95 854
Percent distribution3 100.0 69.0 12.2 3.5 5.6 0.1 0.0 0.8 0.4 0.7 0.8 7.0
Under 184 1,027 479 77 41 217 1 0 16 8 8 25 155
Under 224 2,603 1,822 195 57 237 1 0 19 14 12 33 213
18 and over4 11,101 7,914 1,408 380 450 9 2 75 43 76 68 676
Infant (under 1) 162 9 2 9 82 1 0 1 4 2 6 46
1 to 4 251 28 12 21 107 0 0 6 2 0 10 65
5 to 8 78 27 9 3 15 0 0 5 0 0 3 16
9 to 12 68 37 10 3 5 0 0 4 0 3 2 4
13 to 16 247 197 21 3 3 0 0 0 1 3 4 15
17 to 19 911 777 73 5 11 0 0 1 4 4 4 32
20 to 24 2,249 1,867 204 31 35 1 0 3 7 4 8 89
25 to 29 1,746 1,392 176 32 41 1 0 3 11 12 5 73
30 to 34 1,497 1,158 171 21 44 0 0 4 6 7 6 80
35 to 39 1,101 814 132 36 39 0 0 9 4 6 7 54
40 to 44 826 559 115 32 35 0 0 8 4 13 7 53
45 to 49 803 488 135 28 58 1 0 9 2 8 6 68
50 to 54 689 379 118 47 50 1 1 7 0 8 9 69
55 to 59 543 252 111 55 49 1 1 4 2 2 9 57
60 to 64 340 163 62 31 26 1 0 9 1 3 1 43
65 to 69 214 102 50 20 13 1 0 7 1 2 2 16
70 to 74 140 63 27 20 9 2 0 1 0 0 2 16
75 and over 263 81 57 24 45 0 0 10 2 7 2 35
Unknown 125 61 5 7 20 1 0 3 2 1 2 23
  • 1 Pushed is included in personal weapons.
  • 2 Includes drowning.
  • 3 Because of rounding, the percentages may not add to 100.0.
  • 4 Does not include unknown ages.