Home Crime in the U.S. 2015 Crime in the U.S. 2015 Tables Expanded Homicide Data Table 8

Expanded Homicide Data Table 8

Murder Victims

by Weapon, 2011–2015

Weapons 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total 12,795 12,888 12,253 12,270 13,455
Total firearms: 8,653 8,897 8,454 8,312 9,616
Handguns 6,251 6,404 5,782 5,673 6,447
Rifles 332 298 285 258 252
Shotguns 362 310 308 264 269
Other guns 97 116 123 93 171
Firearms, type not stated 1,611 1,769 1,956 2,024 2,477
Knives or cutting instruments 1,716 1,604 1,490 1,595 1,544
Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 502 522 428 446 437
Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)1 751 707 687 682 624
Poison 5 13 11 10 7
Explosives 6 8 2 7 1
Fire 76 87 94 71 82
Narcotics 33 38 53 70 70
Drowning 15 14 4 14 14
Strangulation 88 90 85 89 96
Asphyxiation 92 106 95 102 120
Other weapons or weapons not stated 858 802 850 872 844
  • 1 Pushed is included in personal weapons.