Table 14

Aggravated Assault

by State, Types of Weapons, 2016

State Total
aggravated
assaults1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Personal
weapons
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 17,364 3,994 1,762 10,068 1,540 264 4,392,449
Alaska 3,992 883 750 1,224 1,135 32 738,566
Arizona 19,232 5,024 2,822 4,559 6,827 90 6,514,042
Arkansas 11,385 3,884 1,662 2,564 3,275 272 2,827,056
California 104,295 20,633 17,156 36,031 30,475 732 39,209,622
Colorado 11,271 3,590 2,651 2,778 2,252 197 5,109,023
Connecticut 4,558 746 1,053 1,579 1,180 103 3,500,401
Delaware 3,120 1,054 596 1,095 375 56 950,787
District of Columbia 4,063 1,057 1,181 1,341 484 3 681,170
Florida 59,678 17,506 10,874 21,084 10,214 668 20,566,240
Georgia 22,896 8,329 3,204 5,867 5,496 504 9,639,636
Hawaii 2,769 180 424 1,074 1,091 4 1,428,557
Idaho 2,866 613 464 838 951 108 1,680,830
Illinois2 1,745 955 184 278 328 1 147,363
Indiana 14,225 3,233 1,506 3,876 5,610 217 4,663,407
Iowa 6,321 920 978 1,260 3,163 207 2,867,132
Kansas 6,441 2,223 1,282 1,652 1,284 227 2,211,329
Kentucky 5,035 1,714 662 1,829 830 420 4,424,357
Louisiana 18,173 5,284 2,803 4,958 5,128 187 4,553,790
Maine 948 74 160 218 496 197 1,331,479
Maryland 14,595 2,474 3,420 5,387 3,314 148 5,312,551
Massachusetts 17,289 1,940 3,935 7,504 3,910 346 6,477,104
Michigan 30,387 8,401 5,521 10,177 6,288 613 9,757,748
Minnesota 7,028 1,635 1,239 1,739 2,415 377 5,519,952
Mississippi 2,469 902 340 593 634 71 1,565,661
Missouri 21,610 7,914 2,563 5,792 5,341 576 5,939,159
Montana 2,948 477 399 964 1,108 106 1,036,405
Nebraska 3,409 763 641 1,077 928 224 1,820,419
Nevada 11,557 2,445 2,122 4,806 2,184 52 2,940,058
New Hampshire 1,546 302 375 323 546 174 1,275,170
New Jersey 11,075 2,196 2,313 3,741 2,825 569 8,944,469
New Mexico 9,104 2,092 1,627 2,775 2,610 104 1,906,995
New York 44,896 4,943 11,305 13,527 15,121 549 19,508,097
North Carolina 15,209 6,878 2,355 3,118 2,858 275 6,638,699
North Dakota 1,207 60 143 285 719 106 753,138
Ohio 14,648 5,339 2,608 4,218 2,483 472 9,736,188
Oklahoma 12,086 2,827 2,080 3,970 3,209 341 3,833,107
Oregon 6,061 904 1,095 1,981 2,081 180 3,681,279
Pennsylvania 20,817 4,731 3,033 4,977 8,076 1,241 11,691,589
Rhode Island 1,312 268 399 385 260 46 983,740
South Carolina 17,360 7,186 2,831 4,198 3,145 434 4,794,988
South Dakota 2,176 235 451 551 939 108 791,627
Tennessee 30,777 10,924 5,361 11,120 3,372 462 6,610,985
Texas 71,583 21,222 14,482 22,677 13,202 984 27,340,228
Utah 4,057 849 1,027 1,210 971 116 2,937,596
Vermont 302 39 59 53 151 46 348,314
Virginia 10,239 3,229 1,787 2,701 2,522 413 8,406,696
Washington 12,907 2,708 1,987 4,012 4,200 236 7,263,284
West Virginia 4,004 1,025 536 929 1,514 301 1,380,643
Wisconsin 10,729 2,824 1,175 2,324 4,406 413 5,730,771
Wyoming 1,087 90 159 257 581 55 556,446
  • 1 The number of aggravated assaults from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2016 for which breakdowns by type of weapon were included.
  • 2 Limited data were received.

Data Declaration

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