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Expanded Homicide Data Table 11

Murder Circumstances

by Weapon, 2017

Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Other
guns or
type not
stated
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Blunt
objects
(clubs,
hammers,
etc.)
Personal
weapons
(hands,
fists, feet,
etc.)
Poison Pushed
or
thrown
out
window
Explosives Fire Narcotics Drowning Strangulation Asphyxiation Other
Total 15,129 10,982 7,032 403 264 3,283 1,591 467 692 13 4 0 103 97 8 88 105 979
Felony type total: 2,236 1,588 1,113 37 36 402 182 70 77 2 1 0 56 54 2 16 30 158
Rape 18 4 1 0 0 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 4
Robbery 680 551 404 5 13 129 45 24 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 29
Burglary 90 61 33 6 3 19 13 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
Larceny-theft 20 12 6 1 1 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Motor vehicle theft 31 13 6 0 0 7 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Arson 31 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0 2
Prostitution and commercialized vice 15 6 5 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1
Other sex offenses 8 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Narcotic drug laws 533 432 335 6 1 90 23 2 3 1 0 0 0 50 0 0 4 18
Gambling 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other-not specified 800 496 313 19 17 147 87 30 31 1 1 0 30 4 1 9 17 93
Suspected felony type 153 115 67 3 3 42 16 5 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 9
Other than felony type total: 6,663 4,518 3,246 173 146 953 939 216 439 5 3 0 27 35 2 41 47 391
Romantic triangle 107 76 59 3 3 11 21 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3
Child killed by babysitter 32 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 118 49 33 5 2 9 21 9 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 20
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 129 75 55 2 5 13 13 1 2 0 0 0 1 16 0 0 2 19
Argument over money or property 199 136 103 7 8 18 36 9 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 8
Other arguments 3,224 2,078 1,528 80 83 387 625 120 204 1 3 0 12 2 1 24 15 139
Gangland killings 369 347 286 19 0 42 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Juvenile gang killings 381 361 296 6 2 57 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Institutional killings 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Sniper attack 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other-not specified 2,088 1,391 883 50 43 415 191 70 184 4 0 0 12 17 1 12 26 180
Unknown 6,077 4,761 2,606 190 79 1,886 454 176 172 6 0 0 19 8 4 30 26 421