Table 22

Aggravated Assault

by State, Types of Weapons, 2015

State Total
aggravated
assaults1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Personal
weapons
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 14,365 3,216 1,700 7,892 1,557 256 4,347,946
Alaska 3,652 716 701 1,049 1,186 32 734,820
Arizona 17,650 4,242 2,774 4,375 6,259 105 6,748,833
Arkansas 10,577 3,114 1,477 2,067 3,919 258 2,695,301
California 98,640 18,140 17,039 33,832 29,629 735 38,983,164
Colorado 10,352 3,142 2,598 2,582 2,030 191 5,131,355
Connecticut 3,351 484 744 1,134 989 102 3,405,742
Delaware 3,081 930 604 1,148 399 60 945,934
District of Columbia 4,133 1,016 1,175 1,407 535 3 672,228
Florida 63,738 17,099 11,300 21,564 13,775 673 20,222,616
Georgia 19,666 7,003 2,983 4,920 4,760 451 9,062,259
Hawaii 1,554 117 332 538 567 2 1,164,233
Idaho 2,583 483 437 840 823 107 1,647,895
Illinois2 1,678 974 143 256 305 1 148,178
Indiana 13,577 2,790 1,370 3,690 5,727 268 5,294,857
Iowa 6,152 820 907 1,159 3,266 186 2,689,608
Kansas 7,014 2,352 1,489 1,850 1,323 230 2,503,857
Kentucky 4,664 1,289 787 1,657 931 390 4,386,899
Louisiana 16,718 4,556 2,479 4,691 4,992 191 4,353,824
Maine 921 53 124 204 540 184 1,329,328
Maryland 11,615 2,164 3,012 4,032 2,407 141 4,510,576
Massachusetts 17,309 1,920 3,761 7,729 3,899 326 6,229,960
Michigan 25,838 6,695 4,964 8,777 5,402 599 9,438,412
Minnesota 7,069 1,444 1,304 1,819 2,502 385 5,486,285
Mississippi 2,180 767 321 534 558 69 1,377,998
Missouri 20,465 6,815 2,633 5,349 5,668 595 6,022,304
Montana 2,658 425 379 864 990 99 959,340
Nebraska 3,108 659 573 987 889 217 1,797,890
Nevada 11,960 2,090 2,273 5,389 2,208 49 2,890,845
New Hampshire 1,386 267 340 306 473 163 1,223,429
New Jersey 10,304 1,648 2,250 3,299 3,107 564 8,661,959
New Mexico 8,775 1,996 1,465 2,508 2,806 102 1,918,112
New York 43,938 5,138 11,061 12,960 14,779 539 19,290,785
North Carolina 17,474 7,582 2,824 3,649 3,419 295 7,746,842
North Dakota 1,196 49 172 299 676 107 745,699
Ohio 11,665 3,897 2,155 3,528 2,085 443 8,911,892
Oklahoma 11,171 2,522 1,879 3,710 3,060 310 3,653,067
Oregon 3,022 311 465 924 1,322 170 1,949,471
Pennsylvania 20,834 4,470 3,220 5,065 8,079 1,264 11,944,992
Rhode Island 1,518 344 388 472 314 49 1,056,298
South Carolina 16,280 6,241 2,735 4,024 3,280 418 4,498,982
South Dakota 1,820 293 450 491 586 116 790,395
Tennessee 29,724 9,855 5,281 10,893 3,695 432 6,544,994
Texas 67,216 18,051 13,728 22,008 13,429 980 27,293,812
Utah 3,473 599 936 1,117 821 125 2,737,245
Vermont 484 72 102 76 234 73 605,265
Virginia 9,175 2,596 1,667 2,524 2,388 405 8,335,068
Washington 11,878 2,130 1,871 3,971 3,906 247 7,155,719
West Virginia 3,466 804 454 900 1,308 198 1,159,784
Wisconsin 10,235 2,841 1,176 2,087 4,131 392 5,533,433
Wyoming 1,013 102 165 261 485 57 562,162
  • 1 The number of aggravated assaults from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2015 for which breakdowns by type of weapon were included.
  • 2 Limited data were received.

Data Declaration

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