Home Crime in the U.S. 2014 Crime in the U.S. 2014 Tables Expanded Homicide Data Expanded Homicide Data Table 8

Expanded Homicide Data Table 8

Murder Victims

by Weapon, 2010–2014

Weapons 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total 13,164 12,795 12,888 12,253 11,961
Total firearms: 8,874 8,653 8,897 8,454 8,124
Handguns 6,115 6,251 6,404 5,782 5,562
Rifles 367 332 298 285 248
Shotguns 366 362 310 308 262
Other guns 93 97 116 123 93
Firearms, type not stated 1,933 1,611 1,769 1,956 1,959
Knives or cutting instruments 1,732 1,716 1,604 1,490 1,567
Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 549 502 522 428 435
Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)1 769 751 707 687 660
Poison 11 5 13 11 7
Explosives 4 6 8 2 6
Fire 78 76 87 94 71
Narcotics 45 33 38 53 62
Drowning 10 15 14 4 14
Strangulation 122 88 90 85 89
Asphyxiation 98 92 106 95 96
Other weapons or weapons not stated 872 858 802 850 830
  • 1 Pushed is included in personal weapons.