Table 21

Robbery

by State, Types of Weapons, 2015

State Total
robberies1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Strong-
arm
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 4,359 2,755 154 311 1,139 256 4,347,946
Alaska 759 201 89 92 377 32 734,820
Arizona 6,323 2,539 703 648 2,433 105 6,748,833
Arkansas 1,964 1,017 104 161 682 258 2,695,301
California 52,378 14,500 4,999 5,632 27,247 735 38,983,164
Colorado 3,235 1,267 309 354 1,305 191 5,131,355
Connecticut 2,404 724 273 201 1,206 102 3,405,742
Delaware 1,235 621 75 98 441 60 945,934
District of Columbia 3,742 1,403 286 200 1,853 3 672,228
Florida 21,097 8,672 1,292 1,873 9,260 673 20,222,616
Georgia 11,136 6,887 356 894 2,999 451 9,062,259
Hawaii 1,009 142 97 86 684 2 1,164,233
Idaho 187 55 23 18 91 107 1,647,895
Illinois2 504 262 28 32 182 1 148,178
Indiana 6,648 3,233 305 519 2,591 268 5,294,857
Iowa 1,024 376 104 114 430 186 2,689,608
Kansas 1,675 818 121 113 623 230 2,503,857
Kentucky 3,305 1,521 281 314 1,189 390 4,386,899
Louisiana 5,344 2,866 204 413 1,861 191 4,353,824
Maine 311 85 44 34 148 184 1,329,328
Maryland 7,964 3,718 817 540 2,889 141 4,510,576
Massachusetts 4,902 1,323 996 765 1,818 326 6,229,960
Michigan 7,702 3,850 381 651 2,820 599 9,438,412
Minnesota 3,770 1,191 256 541 1,782 385 5,486,285
Mississippi 1,465 962 73 99 331 69 1,377,998
Missouri 6,317 3,262 332 453 2,270 595 6,022,304
Montana 203 43 31 40 89 99 959,340
Nebraska 987 489 90 72 336 217 1,797,890
Nevada 6,287 2,221 535 640 2,891 49 2,890,845
New Hampshire 443 92 80 63 208 163 1,223,429
New Jersey 7,940 2,417 752 539 4,232 564 8,661,959
New Mexico 2,434 1,045 313 232 844 102 1,918,112
New York 23,652 5,317 2,283 2,217 13,835 539 19,290,785
North Carolina 6,730 3,658 426 575 2,071 295 7,746,842
North Dakota 146 40 21 23 62 107 745,699
Ohio 8,566 3,481 474 719 3,892 443 8,911,892
Oklahoma 2,942 1,392 266 200 1,084 310 3,653,067
Oregon 711 127 76 95 413 170 1,949,471
Pennsylvania 12,360 5,220 912 753 5,475 1,264 11,944,992
Rhode Island 556 170 76 67 243 49 1,056,298
South Carolina 3,561 1,898 230 265 1,168 418 4,498,982
South Dakota 201 65 20 29 87 116 790,395
Tennessee 7,469 4,249 388 788 2,044 432 6,544,994
Texas 31,850 17,034 2,307 2,610 9,899 980 27,293,812
Utah 1,146 289 206 134 517 125 2,737,245
Vermont 101 25 14 14 48 73 605,265
Virginia 4,426 2,400 326 352 1,348 405 8,335,068
Washington 5,404 1,244 491 624 3,045 247 7,155,719
West Virginia 517 180 77 85 175 198 1,159,784
Wisconsin 5,129 2,759 242 457 1,671 392 5,533,433
Wyoming 58 15 8 7 28 57 562,162
  • 1 The number of robberies from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2015 for which breakdowns by type of weapon were included.
  • 2 Limited data were received.

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