Table 22

Aggravated Assault

by State, Types of Weapons, 2017

State Total
aggravated
assaults1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Personal
weapons
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 15,072 2,872 1,589 9,182 1,429 242 4,175,710
Alaska 4,236 1,015 712 1,314 1,195 32 736,205
Arizona 22,279 5,410 3,214 5,203 8,452 97 6,732,019
Arkansas 11,822 4,311 1,555 2,536 3,420 265 2,774,792
California 104,181 19,143 17,111 36,546 31,381 729 39,379,687
Colorado 12,237 3,919 2,950 2,997 2,371 202 5,221,193
Connecticut 4,424 700 1,000 1,544 1,180 106 3,569,335
Delaware 2,891 953 569 1,070 299 61 961,939
District of Columbia 3,791 937 1,048 1,327 479 3 693,972
Florida 57,986 17,697 10,415 20,289 9,585 603 20,971,216
Georgia 22,130 7,907 3,132 5,815 5,276 484 9,793,925
Hawaii 1,894 180 448 652 614 4 1,427,538
Idaho 2,735 508 459 774 994 82 1,533,625
Illinois2 1,773 1,036 146 260 331 1 146,770
Indiana 14,364 3,372 1,452 3,998 5,542 206 4,497,992
Iowa 6,160 921 946 1,279 3,014 200 2,839,614
Kansas 7,107 2,484 1,315 1,884 1,424 226 2,325,762
Kentucky 5,141 1,861 730 1,772 778 331 4,330,642
Louisiana 17,410 5,690 2,546 4,539 4,635 185 4,439,478
Maine 872 79 143 257 393 135 1,335,907
Maryland 16,528 2,933 3,552 6,384 3,659 146 5,810,386
Massachusetts 16,887 1,856 3,643 7,464 3,924 328 6,646,961
Michigan 30,457 8,591 5,314 10,182 6,370 619 9,803,009
Minnesota 7,091 1,640 1,229 1,793 2,429 387 5,539,575
Mississippi 2,650 996 327 620 707 69 1,482,371
Missouri 22,213 8,810 2,453 5,590 5,360 560 5,993,489
Montana 3,003 453 387 1,065 1,098 107 1,048,283
Nebraska 2,143 715 402 714 312 54 764,921
Nevada 9,651 2,579 2,025 2,954 2,093 57 2,998,039
New Hampshire 1,521 368 341 347 465 176 1,292,643
New Jersey 10,880 2,204 2,132 3,634 2,910 576 9,005,644
New Mexico 10,855 2,568 1,739 2,816 3,732 115 1,858,425
New York 43,350 4,608 10,837 13,292 14,613 525 19,173,006
North Carolina 18,990 8,676 2,822 3,984 3,508 277 7,655,991
North Dakota 1,430 46 178 414 792 106 749,938
Ohio 15,191 5,991 2,856 4,263 2,081 458 9,718,364
Oklahoma 12,443 2,786 1,991 4,156 3,510 394 3,872,459
Oregon 6,627 1,033 1,184 2,169 2,241 145 3,751,984
Pennsylvania 23,144 4,751 3,240 5,119 10,034 1,452 12,586,674
Rhode Island 1,521 298 417 490 316 49 1,059,639
South Carolina 15,666 6,725 2,433 3,741 2,767 350 4,075,266
South Dakota 2,697 217 451 586 1,443 76 732,566
Tennessee 32,148 12,019 5,689 11,476 2,964 458 6,609,070
Texas 71,942 22,234 14,195 22,760 12,753 951 26,883,394
Utah 3,992 760 974 1,176 1,082 122 2,956,234
Vermont 701 64 132 85 420 71 597,819
Virginia 9,244 2,854 1,501 2,453 2,436 394 8,118,165
Washington 13,254 2,871 2,073 3,842 4,468 237 7,259,162
West Virginia 4,187 1,191 485 937 1,574 183 1,321,158
Wisconsin 11,873 3,247 1,279 2,530 4,817 430 5,739,270
Wyoming 972 115 136 195 526 55 550,712
  • 1 The number of aggravated assaults 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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