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Expanded Homicide Data Table 11

Murder Circumstances

by Weapon, 2014

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 11,961 8,124 5,562 248 262 2,052 1,567 435 658 7 2 6 71 62 14 89 96 830
Felony type total: 1,789 1,262 902 36 34 290 187 61 76 2 1 3 31 30 2 12 13 109
Rape 23 4 1 0 1 2 3 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 3
Robbery 565 451 345 10 10 86 39 25 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 4 18
Burglary 77 50 27 0 1 22 18 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Larceny-theft 21 12 6 0 0 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Motor vehicle theft 25 10 8 0 0 2 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Arson 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 3
Prostitution and commercialized vice 19 6 5 0 0 1 2 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1
Other sex offenses 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Narcotic drug laws 371 298 245 5 3 45 31 5 2 2 0 0 1 22 0 0 0 10
Gambling 10 10 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other-not specified 653 419 255 20 19 125 81 19 35 0 1 3 9 5 2 5 5 69
Suspected felony type 83 68 47 2 0 19 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4
Other than felony type total: 5,583 3,527 2,607 137 148 635 914 232 434 5 0 0 15 22 9 49 55 321
Romantic triangle 85 60 47 0 3 10 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3
Child killed by babysitter 37 2 0 0 0 2 0 7 16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 71 40 26 5 3 6 15 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 61 35 24 3 2 6 5 3 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 7
Argument over money or property 144 85 61 1 12 11 36 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Other arguments 2,786 1,674 1,249 61 81 283 620 135 185 0 0 0 8 2 2 29 17 114
Gangland killings 145 128 89 2 1 36 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Juvenile gang killings 570 539 426 16 5 92 24 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Institutional killings 18 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4
Sniper attack 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other-not specified 1,663 960 683 47 41 189 183 72 201 5 0 0 7 13 7 15 31 169
Unknown 4,506 3,267 2,006 73 80 1,108 460 140 147 0 1 3 25 10 3 27 27 396