Table 12

Murder

by State, Types of Weapons, 2016

State Total
murders1
Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms
(type
unknown)
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Hands, fists,
feet, etc.2
Alabama3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Alaska 52 43 12 4 1 26 3 6 0
Arizona 336 227 156 16 10 45 40 63 6
Arkansas 209 151 72 11 3 65 25 25 8
California 1,930 1,368 930 37 36 365 280 193 89
Colorado 202 136 87 4 4 41 27 28 11
Connecticut 76 48 24 0 1 23 12 13 3
Delaware 56 41 17 0 0 24 7 8 0
District of Columbia 136 105 105 0 0 0 19 6 6
Georgia 646 522 421 20 14 67 48 71 5
Hawaii 35 19 12 3 2 2 8 5 3
Idaho 47 17 13 1 0 3 5 21 4
Illinois3 941 799 728 14 5 52 61 62 19
Indiana 348 287 169 12 2 104 19 32 10
Iowa 71 43 25 2 1 15 12 10 6
Kansas 96 61 43 5 1 12 8 19 8
Kentucky 260 207 143 7 8 49 20 22 11
Louisiana 543 445 219 26 7 193 33 52 13
Maine 20 11 2 1 3 5 5 2 2
Maryland 430 328 309 2 3 14 52 29 21
Massachusetts 132 85 34 0 0 51 25 11 11
Michigan 597 443 191 15 12 225 45 89 20
Minnesota 99 60 42 2 1 15 12 19 8
Mississippi 154 128 101 4 6 17 4 14 8
Missouri 535 437 211 23 6 197 37 50 11
Montana 34 17 6 4 3 4 9 5 3
Nebraska 41 30 30 0 0 0 9 2 0
Nevada 209 141 21 2 0 118 20 42 6
New Hampshire 16 8 4 1 1 2 2 0 6
New Jersey 372 278 212 1 3 62 29 42 23
New Mexico 99 60 13 1 0 46 17 19 3
New York 628 367 305 2 9 51 130 99 32
North Carolina 595 421 262 20 22 117 50 80 44
North Dakota 14 8 5 2 0 1 3 1 2
Ohio 627 452 197 7 8 240 39 104 32
Oklahoma 243 171 135 9 9 18 31 23 18
Oregon 100 51 32 6 1 12 24 24 1
Pennsylvania 655 486 395 10 12 69 68 78 23
Rhode Island 29 12 5 0 0 7 9 6 2
South Carolina 363 281 172 7 9 93 29 36 17
South Dakota 21 7 7 0 0 0 5 4 5
Tennessee 486 356 202 10 7 137 49 69 12
Texas 1,459 1,066 630 51 31 354 175 136 82
Utah 71 42 31 1 0 10 6 20 3
Vermont 14 6 2 2 1 1 2 6 0
Virginia 482 352 151 10 10 181 33 67 30
Washington 195 127 69 11 5 42 19 38 11
West Virginia 76 47 30 2 0 15 4 21 4
Wisconsin 226 166 119 6 4 37 27 21 12
Wyoming 19 6 1 0 1 4 8 3 2
U.S. Virgin Islands 42 34 3 0 0 31 0 8 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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