Table 20

Murder

by State, Types of Weapons, 2018

State Total
murders1
Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms
(type
unknown)
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Hands, fists,
feet, etc.2
Alabama3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alaska 47 31 7 3 0 21 8 3 5
Arizona 339 203 139 12 6 46 45 87 4
Arkansas 218 156 66 6 5 79 17 38 7
California 1,739 1,177 834 24 27 292 252 223 87
Colorado 207 147 99 2 8 38 27 13 20
Connecticut 83 54 10 2 0 42 18 9 2
Delaware 48 40 14 1 2 23 4 3 1
District of Columbia 151 120 120 0 0 0 20 7 4
Georgia 568 460 410 11 10 29 44 62 2
Hawaii 33 11 6 1 0 4 10 6 6
Idaho 32 19 14 2 2 1 4 8 1
Illinois3 864 708 592 14 4 98 77 53 26
Indiana 371 294 136 10 7 141 33 29 15
Iowa4 43 20 6 2 2 10 8 9 6
Kansas 110 78 47 0 2 29 7 19 6
Kentucky 237 179 112 12 6 49 17 32 9
Louisiana 521 436 233 12 5 186 30 44 11
Maine 23 11 6 0 1 4 2 6 4
Maryland 470 388 345 1 10 32 39 30 13
Massachusetts 136 93 37 0 1 55 25 13 5
Michigan 550 394 166 17 11 200 31 99 26
Minnesota 104 49 36 4 0 9 16 28 11
Mississippi 142 118 99 3 2 14 7 15 2
Missouri 555 473 235 16 9 213 40 32 10
Montana 34 17 9 3 0 5 2 12 3
Nebraska 43 26 22 0 1 3 5 9 3
Nevada 201 134 46 1 1 86 23 24 20
New Hampshire 21 12 6 0 0 6 3 4 2
New Jersey 286 202 152 0 2 48 37 28 19
New Mexico 137 87 39 3 0 45 23 22 5
New York 546 313 254 6 10 43 124 63 46
North Carolina 479 346 231 15 16 84 44 52 37
North Dakota 16 9 8 0 0 1 1 1 5
Ohio 546 383 184 3 7 189 49 87 27
Oklahoma 202 134 95 7 3 29 28 29 11
Oregon 81 48 30 3 1 14 12 18 3
Pennsylvania 787 580 464 17 7 92 83 99 25
Rhode Island 16 12 1 1 1 9 2 1 1
South Carolina 386 296 188 8 6 94 29 42 19
South Dakota 13 8 5 0 0 3 4 1 0
Tennessee 496 397 245 26 8 118 28 49 22
Texas 1,301 956 522 33 37 364 128 133 84
Utah 59 28 17 1 0 10 12 10 9
Vermont 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 5 2
Virginia 391 297 141 8 5 143 30 49 15
Washington 232 138 76 2 5 55 45 35 14
West Virginia 57 34 21 1 1 11 5 14 4
Wisconsin 178 136 67 4 2 63 15 16 11
Wyoming 12 8 6 0 2 0 2 0 2
  • 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.
  • 4 Limited data for 2018 were available for Iowa.

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