Home NIBRS 2014 Tables Offenses Involving Weapon Use, Offense Category by Type of Weapon/Force Involved

Offenses Involving Weapon Use, Offense Category by Type of Weapon/Force Involved

Offense Category

by Type of Weapon/Force Involved, 20141

Type of Weapon/
Force Involved
Offense Category2
Assault
Offenses
Homicide
Offenses
3
Human
Trafficking
Offenses
Kidnapping/
Abduction
Sex Offenses Extortion/
Blackmail
Robbery Weapon Law Violations
Firearms 52,565 2,443 3 2,144 709 64 28,899 52,580
Firearm 12,199 743 0 354 116 30 4,262 9,684
Automatic Firearm 620 23 0 15 9 4 298 503
Handgun 30,297 1,330 3 1,490 510 23 21,102 31,432
Automatic Handgun 2,363 119 0 83 32 2 1,723 2,722
Rifle 2,144 100 0 48 11 1 333 3,063
Automatic Rifle 186 6 0 5 0 0 43 190
Shotgun 2,712 91 0 100 11 0 592 3,033
Automatic Shotgun 71 2 0 1 1 0 9 54
Other Firearm 1,916 27 0 45 18 4 515 1,845
Automatic Other Firearm 57 2 0 3 1 0 22 54
Knife/Cutting Instrument 38,775 470 0 888 647 17 5,473 11,362
Personal Weapons 665,578 261 23 8,190 41,869 208 21,363 430
All Other 129,967 823 26 1,458 6,788 381 7,547 9,243
Blunt Object 26,166 143 0 185 162 5 1,887 2,534
Motor Vehicle 12,834 131 1 123 11 0 209 43
Poison 212 8 0 2 6 0 8 14
Explosives 105 3 0 0 1 10 47 741
Fire/Incendiary Device 626 28 0 2 4 4 7 163
Drugs/Narcotics/Sleeping Pills 356 61 0 18 294 0 14 84
Asphyxiation 2,228 69 0 51 64 1 46 10
Other Weapon 67,832 140 7 562 2,223 239 2,504 4,383
Unknown Weapons 19,608 240 18 515 4,023 122 2,825 1,271
No Weapon/Force Involved 74,759 6 3,391 21,422 1,021 5,418 2,558
  • 1Because law enforcement can report up to three types of weapons/uses of force for each offense (up to ten) in an incident, some offenses may have been counted more than once in order to attribute them to each of the weapon types associated with them. Therefore, the figures in the table do not reflect the number of weapons or offenses reported in the related incidents.
  • 2The Type of Weapon/Force Involved is collected through the National Incident-Based Reporting System for 8 offense categories comprised of 15 offense types. See the data declaration for more information.
  • 3Homicide offenses must be reported with a specific weapon, so the category No Weapon/Force Involved is not applicable for these offenses.