Table 20

Murder

by State, Types of Weapons, 2017

State Total
murders1
Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms
(type
unknown)
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Hands, fists,
feet, etc.2
Alabama3 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Alaska 62 37 7 3 3 24 13 8 4
Arizona 404 249 162 8 9 70 50 93 12
Arkansas 250 168 92 11 4 61 23 52 7
California 1,830 1,274 886 37 34 317 258 195 103
Colorado 218 137 88 7 4 38 37 22 22
Connecticut 102 72 30 0 1 41 11 9 10
Delaware 52 44 20 0 1 23 3 4 1
District of Columbia 116 90 89 0 0 1 15 5 6
Georgia 672 542 490 15 5 32 37 85 8
Hawaii 39 4 1 1 0 2 9 10 16
Idaho 28 13 8 4 1 0 6 3 6
Illinois3 814 693 596 24 3 70 53 50 18
Indiana 360 291 147 14 6 124 20 39 10
Iowa 100 57 25 1 5 26 18 18 7
Kansas 129 79 44 4 7 24 16 26 8
Kentucky 263 192 128 6 6 52 25 33 13
Louisiana 566 460 216 23 12 209 46 42 18
Maine 23 12 4 0 0 8 3 4 4
Maryland 475 370 339 5 3 23 44 50 11
Massachusetts 170 99 34 0 0 65 36 29 6
Michigan 567 381 185 13 12 171 55 101 30
Minnesota 113 69 58 1 2 8 14 23 7
Mississippi 149 111 90 4 3 14 12 20 6
Missouri 596 514 224 22 8 260 25 48 9
Montana 41 17 10 2 1 4 12 5 7
Nebraska 43 31 27 2 2 0 4 5 3
Nevada 270 201 16 58 0 127 28 30 11
New Hampshire 14 7 4 0 1 2 5 1 1
New Jersey 324 242 175 7 4 56 42 29 11
New Mexico 113 71 20 2 0 49 20 19 3
New York 547 292 233 6 9 44 113 91 51
North Carolina 547 413 279 9 26 99 33 64 37
North Dakota 9 5 2 1 0 2 1 2 1
Ohio 682 485 226 5 11 243 46 128 23
Oklahoma 239 163 131 5 5 22 25 32 19
Oregon 100 58 34 2 2 20 17 22 3
Pennsylvania 735 567 452 11 8 96 63 73 32
Rhode Island 20 8 1 0 0 7 4 5 3
South Carolina 387 312 183 11 8 110 29 36 10
South Dakota 21 8 6 0 0 2 7 2 4
Tennessee 525 407 271 19 11 106 42 64 12
Texas 1,364 1,012 594 40 26 352 156 131 65
Utah 73 46 32 0 3 11 7 12 8
Vermont 14 6 1 0 0 5 6 1 1
Virginia 453 338 156 11 11 160 44 54 17
Washington 228 134 75 1 1 57 36 40 18
West Virginia 79 45 25 4 4 12 8 23 3
Wisconsin 186 149 111 4 2 32 11 17 9
Wyoming 14 6 5 0 0 1 3 3 2
Guam 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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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