Table 21

Robbery

by State, Types of Weapons, 2017

State Total
robberies1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Strong-
arm
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 3,190 1,895 137 376 782 242 4,175,710
Alaska 949 294 88 134 433 32 736,205
Arizona 7,312 3,115 826 782 2,589 97 6,732,019
Arkansas 1,813 968 104 161 580 265 2,774,792
California 56,590 15,343 5,276 6,502 29,469 729 39,379,687
Colorado 3,734 1,615 326 434 1,359 202 5,221,193
Connecticut 2,813 936 308 263 1,306 106 3,569,335
Delaware 1,082 488 96 82 416 61 961,939
District of Columbia 2,623 946 209 187 1,281 3 693,972
Florida 18,584 7,724 1,174 1,706 7,980 603 20,971,216
Georgia 9,640 5,690 327 858 2,765 484 9,793,925
Hawaii 1,077 167 114 122 674 4 1,427,538
Idaho 182 61 30 24 67 82 1,533,625
Illinois2 427 217 22 45 143 1 146,770
Indiana 5,913 3,000 292 536 2,085 206 4,497,992
Iowa 1,204 532 95 132 445 200 2,839,614
Kansas 1,345 657 113 119 456 226 2,325,762
Kentucky 2,946 1,332 231 333 1,050 331 4,330,642
Louisiana 5,213 2,816 236 382 1,779 185 4,439,478
Maine 249 56 30 30 133 135 1,335,907
Maryland 11,125 5,002 1,047 958 4,118 146 5,810,386
Massachusetts 4,788 1,227 875 1,012 1,674 328 6,646,961
Michigan 6,449 2,992 367 576 2,514 619 9,803,009
Minnesota 3,619 1,199 251 571 1,598 387 5,539,575
Mississippi 1,264 806 49 121 288 69 1,482,371
Missouri 6,314 3,725 335 430 1,824 560 5,993,489
Montana 295 72 27 48 148 107 1,048,283
Nebraska 670 403 47 37 183 54 764,921
Nevada 4,841 2,154 443 561 1,683 57 2,998,039
New Hampshire 409 82 53 42 232 176 1,292,643
New Jersey 7,895 2,718 665 502 4,010 576 9,005,644
New Mexico 3,617 1,916 410 351 940 115 1,858,425
New York 19,946 3,806 2,391 1,952 11,797 525 19,173,006
North Carolina 7,161 4,018 469 624 2,050 277 7,655,991
North Dakota 182 41 24 30 87 106 749,938
Ohio 10,869 3,395 462 801 6,211 458 9,718,364
Oklahoma 2,995 1,449 257 231 1,058 394 3,872,459
Oregon 2,333 515 280 323 1,215 145 3,751,984
Pennsylvania 11,707 4,816 865 731 5,295 1,452 12,586,674
Rhode Island 474 125 87 51 211 49 1,059,639
South Carolina 3,378 1,946 241 252 939 350 4,075,266
South Dakota 224 68 25 31 100 76 732,566
Tennessee 7,823 4,489 419 956 1,959 458 6,609,070
Texas 31,526 17,752 2,201 2,554 9,019 951 26,883,394
Utah 1,448 438 202 151 657 122 2,956,234
Vermont 91 22 17 14 38 71 597,819
Virginia 3,774 1,968 343 297 1,166 394 8,118,165
Washington 5,161 1,289 518 659 2,695 237 7,259,162
West Virginia 460 161 50 70 179 183 1,321,158
Wisconsin 4,337 2,274 253 400 1,410 430 5,739,270
Wyoming 75 25 3 11 36 55 550,712
  • 1 The number of robberies from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2017 for which breakdowns by type of weapon were included.
  • 2 Limited data were received.

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