Table 20

Murder

by State, Types of Weapons, 2019

State Total
murders1
Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms
(type
unknown)
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Hands, fists,
feet, etc.2
Alabama3 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
Alaska 69 44 17 1 6 20 8 5 12
Arizona 337 213 170 6 6 31 47 67 10
Arkansas 231 177 87 10 5 75 21 29 4
California 1,679 1,142 762 34 26 320 252 183 102
Colorado 209 135 83 5 3 44 32 30 12
Connecticut 104 65 11 1 0 53 15 17 7
Delaware 48 40 13 0 0 27 2 3 3
District of Columbia 166 136 52 0 0 84 18 2 10
Florida4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Georgia 445 367 305 14 3 45 34 35 9
Hawaii 32 9 5 0 0 4 7 11 5
Idaho 35 16 9 0 0 7 3 13 3
Illinois5 771 647 564 7 4 72 70 44 10
Indiana 247 185 118 3 1 63 25 29 8
Iowa 58 36 21 0 0 15 8 8 6
Kansas 93 56 37 1 0 18 12 13 12
Kentucky 221 174 101 9 5 59 23 20 4
Louisiana 522 433 200 21 3 209 24 54 11
Maine 20 13 6 0 3 4 2 4 1
Maryland 551 460 414 3 4 39 43 34 14
Massachusetts 146 86 33 0 0 53 38 14 8
Michigan 551 379 172 13 5 189 44 104 24
Minnesota 114 79 61 0 0 18 10 15 10
Mississippi 189 153 117 4 3 29 11 23 2
Missouri 566 486 255 26 10 195 31 37 12
Montana 27 16 11 1 1 3 4 4 3
Nebraska 45 35 26 2 2 5 2 4 4
Nevada 147 94 49 5 3 37 20 23 10
New Hampshire 33 16 12 0 0 4 5 7 5
New Jersey 262 176 118 2 1 55 45 25 16
New Mexico 146 96 51 1 3 41 21 24 5
New York 550 298 255 3 5 35 119 89 44
North Carolina 516 383 224 26 8 125 52 68 13
North Dakota 26 13 5 2 1 5 5 4 4
Ohio 521 382 178 13 3 188 26 88 25
Oklahoma 264 189 129 11 12 37 27 37 11
Oregon 98 61 31 1 4 25 19 14 4
Pennsylvania 556 429 350 11 11 57 46 66 15
Rhode Island 25 10 1 0 0 9 7 6 2
South Carolina 445 381 224 9 8 140 22 27 15
South Dakota 19 7 4 1 0 2 3 6 3
Tennessee 498 391 173 13 7 198 41 46 20
Texas 1,379 1,064 568 72 21 403 127 130 58
Utah 66 41 18 1 6 16 8 13 4
Vermont 11 8 3 2 0 3 0 1 2
Virginia 427 323 150 15 9 149 40 49 15
Washington 194 135 89 5 3 38 23 24 12
West Virginia 72 48 23 7 2 16 6 15 3
Wisconsin 178 119 53 3 3 60 25 27 7
Wyoming 13 9 7 0 0 2 3 0 1
  • 1 Total number of murders for which supplemental homicide data were received.
  • 2 Pushed is included in hands, fists, feet, etc.
  • 3 Limited data for 2019 were available for Alabama.
  • 4 Data submitted through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • 5 Limited supplemental homicide data were received.

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