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Offenses_Involving_Weapon_Use_Off_Cat__by_Type_of_Weapon_Force_Involved_2015.xls

Offense Category

by Type of Weapon/Force Involved, 20151

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 60,203 3,062 4 2,212 754 50 31,001 61,335
Firearm 14,971 1,053 0 352 147 20 4,636 11,503
Automatic Firearm 678 34 0 24 10 3 306 489
Handgun 34,603 1,601 4 1,565 514 17 22,759 37,246
Automatic Handgun 2,540 106 0 79 40 4 1,704 2,783
Rifle 2,254 101 0 46 7 1 372 3,687
Automatic Rifle 182 10 0 9 1 0 47 206
Shotgun 2,835 114 0 91 12 2 580 3,353
Automatic Shotgun 60 0 0 0 1 0 15 53
Other Firearm 2,014 41 0 43 20 3 554 1,949
Automatic Other Firearm 66 2 0 3 2 0 28 66
Knife/Cutting Instrument 39,647 485 2 900 667 10 5,554 11,278
Personal Weapons 683,305 263 40 8,906 44,485 233 21,803 462
All Other 136,938 831 21 1,593 7,150 412 7,583 9,789
Blunt Object 26,469 145 1 225 206 5 1,914 2,657
Motor Vehicle 14,176 134 0 150 24 0 295 43
Poison 198 5 0 3 13 0 12 6
Explosives 116 2 0 0 1 5 45 720
Fire/Incendiary Device 1,045 48 0 6 9 3 45 156
Drugs/Narcotics/Sleeping Pills 350 69 0 19 400 1 11 89
Asphyxiation 2,908 52 0 66 72 1 58 3
Other Weapon 70,314 123 6 578 1,938 261 2,547 4,810
Unknown Weapons 21,362 253 14 546 4,487 136 2,656 1,305
No Weapon/Force Involved 79,627 31 3,846 23,359 1,282 5,593 3,063
  • 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.