Table 13

Robbery

by State, Types of Weapons, 2016

State Total
robberies1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Strong-
arm
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 4,415 2,876 143 369 1,027 264 4,392,449
Alaska 848 242 81 116 409 32 738,566
Arizona 6,882 3,002 802 716 2,362 90 6,514,042
Arkansas 2,045 1,096 120 176 653 272 2,827,056
California 54,762 15,489 5,207 6,063 28,003 732 39,209,622
Colorado 3,432 1,357 349 433 1,293 197 5,109,023
Connecticut 2,696 896 294 227 1,279 103 3,500,401
Delaware 1,359 648 99 101 511 56 950,787
District of Columbia 3,480 1,430 273 225 1,552 3 681,170
Florida 20,132 8,717 1,299 1,914 8,202 668 20,566,240
Georgia 11,935 7,409 425 931 3,170 504 9,639,636
Hawaii 994 162 93 135 604 4 1,428,557
Idaho 209 56 36 32 85 108 1,680,830
Illinois2 536 307 24 48 157 1 147,363
Indiana 6,883 3,420 360 586 2,517 217 4,663,407
Iowa 1,131 482 87 115 447 207 2,867,132
Kansas 1,248 607 98 97 446 227 2,211,329
Kentucky 3,369 1,664 238 330 1,137 420 4,424,357
Louisiana 5,514 2,976 238 419 1,881 187 4,553,790
Maine 266 59 40 34 133 197 1,331,479
Maryland 9,660 4,008 1,029 732 3,891 148 5,312,551
Massachusetts 5,247 1,357 977 930 1,983 346 6,477,104
Michigan 7,067 3,286 400 579 2,802 613 9,757,748
Minnesota 3,725 1,193 288 588 1,656 377 5,519,952
Mississippi 1,570 1,043 74 134 319 71 1,565,661
Missouri 6,481 3,508 323 440 2,210 576 5,939,159
Montana 266 70 32 49 115 106 1,036,405
Nebraska 940 477 68 70 325 224 1,820,419
Nevada 6,340 2,433 551 651 2,705 52 2,940,058
New Hampshire 415 83 75 41 216 174 1,275,170
New Jersey 8,934 3,157 782 579 4,416 569 8,944,469
New Mexico 2,697 1,171 379 304 843 104 1,906,995
New York 22,247 4,648 2,387 2,122 13,090 549 19,508,097
North Carolina 5,543 2,993 370 420 1,760 275 6,638,699
North Dakota 181 34 29 28 90 106 753,138
Ohio 11,576 3,497 517 766 6,796 472 9,736,188
Oklahoma 3,150 1,513 275 235 1,127 341 3,833,107
Oregon 2,194 521 220 251 1,202 180 3,681,279
Pennsylvania 11,764 5,077 786 780 5,121 1,241 11,691,589
Rhode Island 480 128 79 53 220 46 983,740
South Carolina 3,871 2,147 254 286 1,184 434 4,794,988
South Dakota 252 71 27 34 120 108 791,627
Tennessee 7,770 4,410 460 927 1,973 462 6,610,985
Texas 33,015 18,312 2,275 2,733 9,695 984 27,340,228
Utah 1,505 463 199 167 676 116 2,937,596
Vermont 48 16 6 4 22 46 348,314
Virginia 4,765 2,593 314 433 1,425 413 8,406,696
Washington 5,596 1,431 546 601 3,018 236 7,263,284
West Virginia 497 176 69 76 176 301 1,380,643
Wisconsin 4,698 2,557 222 393 1,526 413 5,730,771
Wyoming 58 21 2 13 22 55 556,446
  • 1 The number of robberies from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2016 for which breakdowns by type of weapon were included.
  • 2 Limited data were received.

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