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Offenses_Involving_Weapon_Use_Off_Cat__by_Type_of_Weapon_Force_Involved_2016.xls

Offense Category

by Type of Weapon/Force Involved, 20161

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 70,707 3,609 9 2,466 864 77 31,756 72,315
Firearm 18,400 1,356 5 462 188 31 4,904 14,732
Automatic Firearm 748 48 0 19 11 1 329 544
Handgun 40,661 1,804 4 1,670 554 33 23,061 43,993
Automatic Handgun 2,808 110 0 89 36 5 1,665 3,028
Rifle 2,603 133 0 69 8 3 449 4,029
Automatic Rifle 297 25 0 14 1 0 49 207
Shotgun 2,756 98 0 107 31 0 639 3,533
Automatic Shotgun 51 0 0 1 0 0 10 33
Other Firearm 2,303 31 0 35 33 4 628 2,152
Automatic Other Firearm 80 4 0 0 2 0 22 64
Knife/Cutting Instrument 42,092 478 1 1,010 709 20 5,910 11,798
Personal Weapons 705,989 277 72 9,177 47,709 296 21,318 492
All Other 143,277 982 63 1,837 7,743 653 7,771 10,284
Blunt Object 28,837 153 1 290 241 4 2,140 3,001
Motor Vehicle 15,443 187 0 185 16 1 320 55
Poison 255 6 0 4 16 1 23 14
Explosives 108 0 0 1 1 2 56 625
Fire/Incendiary Device 784 38 0 10 3 2 15 115
Drugs/Narcotics/Sleeping Pills 454 122 2 23 470 2 12 120
Asphyxiation 3,602 62 0 66 104 0 44 9
Other Weapon 72,289 162 13 687 1,919 385 2,647 5,295
Unknown Weapons 21,505 252 47 571 4,973 256 2,514 1,050
No Weapon/Force Involved 87,642 72 4,780 27,150 2,020 9,143 4,093
  • 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.