Table 20

Murder

by State, Types of Weapons, 2013

State Total
murders1
Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms
(type
unknown)
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Hands, fists,
feet, etc.2
Alabama3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Alaska 34 12 5 3 1 3 5 13 4
Arizona 304 184 133 11 11 29 56 55 9
Arkansas 154 110 53 5 5 47 22 17 5
California 1,745 1,224 805 29 48 342 238 191 92
Colorado 174 88 46 5 3 34 34 39 13
Connecticut 86 60 34 0 0 26 12 5 9
Delaware 39 33 22 1 0 10 4 2 0
District of Columbia 103 81 30 1 1 49 12 5 5
Georgia 534 411 348 11 10 42 40 74 9
Hawaii 9 6 1 2 2 1 2 1 0
Idaho 26 15 10 1 0 4 2 5 4
Illinois3 433 364 352 3 2 7 41 19 9
Indiana 311 238 149 6 7 76 19 41 13
Iowa 42 18 8 1 1 8 13 6 5
Kansas 112 78 39 9 5 25 8 16 10
Kentucky 165 111 82 10 6 13 23 22 9
Louisiana 453 356 298 8 9 41 34 40 23
Maine 24 12 3 2 1 6 5 2 5
Maryland 379 268 263 0 4 1 57 29 25
Massachusetts 135 78 35 2 0 41 25 25 7
Michigan 625 440 203 16 23 198 43 106 36
Minnesota 110 60 53 0 4 3 17 24 9
Mississippi 142 110 80 3 8 19 9 14 9
Missouri 371 273 137 14 6 116 41 45 12
Montana 15 9 5 0 1 3 3 2 1
Nebraska 57 39 11 2 0 26 8 7 3
Nevada 157 87 26 0 3 58 24 36 10
New Hampshire 21 5 3 0 0 2 6 5 5
New Jersey 401 291 229 0 2 60 53 37 20
New Mexico 106 59 46 5 2 6 19 20 8
New York 648 362 290 4 19 49 136 113 37
North Carolina 452 315 204 27 8 76 50 55 32
North Dakota 11 4 0 2 0 2 4 3 0
Ohio 434 309 208 3 4 94 37 69 19
Oklahoma 191 127 108 6 8 5 24 24 16
Oregon 78 43 15 0 4 24 12 18 5
Pennsylvania 594 440 328 20 22 70 52 74 28
Rhode Island 31 18 3 0 1 14 5 6 2
South Carolina 296 224 126 9 13 76 20 33 19
South Dakota 12 3 0 0 1 2 1 4 4
Tennessee 327 223 152 11 9 51 18 67 19
Texas 1,133 760 530 34 30 166 164 129 80
Utah 49 31 25 2 1 3 6 7 5
Vermont 9 5 1 2 1 1 0 1 3
Virginia 315 225 126 3 6 90 30 40 20
Washington 155 86 47 0 7 32 29 27 13
West Virginia 54 30 17 3 3 7 2 20 2
Wisconsin 157 103 72 6 6 19 18 24 12
Wyoming 15 9 6 3 0 0 2 4 0
Guam 9 2 1 0 0 1 4 1 2
Virgin Islands 14 14 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
  • 1 Total number of murders for which supplemental homicide data were received.
  • 2 Pushed is included in hands, fists, feet, etc.
  • 3 Limited supplemental homicide data were received.

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