Table 20

Murder

by State, Types of Weapons, 2014

State Total
murders1
Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms
(type
unknown)
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Hands, fists,
feet, etc.2
Alabama3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alaska 41 22 6 0 2 14 8 5 6
Arizona 258 153 116 6 6 25 33 66 6
Arkansas 154 111 55 3 10 43 17 23 3
California 1,697 1,169 763 40 43 323 256 175 97
Colorado 149 91 60 3 2 26 25 20 13
Connecticut 83 51 19 0 3 29 17 5 10
Delaware 54 39 29 0 0 10 4 3 8
District of Columbia 105 73 30 0 1 42 17 10 5
Georgia 540 416 371 11 10 24 55 63 6
Hawaii 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Idaho 30 15 10 0 2 3 6 4 5
Illinois3 428 371 364 5 1 1 30 14 13
Indiana 299 222 166 5 3 48 26 37 14
Iowa 55 27 10 1 3 13 8 12 8
Kansas 89 56 22 4 4 26 13 12 8
Kentucky 160 112 85 1 5 21 16 26 6
Louisiana 407 319 189 9 13 108 46 30 12
Maine 21 6 2 0 4 0 4 8 3
Maryland 309 208 190 1 6 11 67 20 14
Massachusetts 131 81 33 0 0 48 34 13 3
Michigan 531 342 209 5 4 124 60 102 27
Minnesota 82 42 33 1 3 5 10 20 10
Mississippi 161 122 97 2 3 20 14 17 8
Missouri 402 314 166 24 5 119 35 43 10
Montana 27 17 12 0 2 3 5 3 2
Nebraska 51 32 24 3 4 1 7 8 4
Nevada 169 94 14 1 0 79 34 32 9
New Hampshire 12 6 3 2 0 1 2 3 1
New Jersey 337 243 200 3 5 35 42 34 18
New Mexico 96 53 21 2 2 28 22 19 2
New York 613 344 283 1 12 48 139 103 27
North Carolina 469 318 242 21 14 41 39 63 49
North Dakota 14 6 1 1 0 4 3 3 2
Ohio 436 277 180 0 4 93 37 102 20
Oklahoma 167 104 88 5 5 6 29 28 6
Oregon 73 39 16 2 2 19 14 18 2
Pennsylvania 609 453 350 8 14 81 63 78 15
Rhode Island 25 12 5 0 1 6 7 5 1
South Carolina 301 219 138 8 11 62 31 34 17
South Dakota 15 6 0 0 0 6 1 5 3
Tennessee 370 246 160 7 2 77 43 60 21
Texas 1,141 765 483 33 28 221 145 128 103
Utah 61 36 25 4 2 5 6 9 10
Vermont 10 6 3 2 0 1 1 1 2
Virginia 337 228 119 9 10 90 35 53 21
Washington 172 94 54 6 4 30 25 42 11
West Virginia 62 16 12 1 0 3 10 30 6
Wisconsin 158 117 79 8 2 28 19 13 9
Wyoming 13 8 6 0 1 1 1 2 2
Guam 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1
Virgin Islands 25 21 17 0 4 0 2 2 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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