Table 20

Murder
by State, Type of Weapon, 2006

State Total murders1 Total firearms Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms (type unknown) Knives or cutting instruments Other weapons Hands, fists, feet, etc.2
Alabama 349 247 226 0 21 0 35 51 16
Alaska 35 22 15 5 1 1 8 2 3
Arizona 462 343 269 33 14 27 53 46 20
Arkansas 201 134 82 15 10 27 22 34 11
California 2,485 1,822 1,623 74 69 56 315 218 130
Colorado 156 85 38 0 8 39 35 16 20
Connecticut 100 65 57 0 2 6 18 12 5
Delaware 41 27 14 0 3 10 7 6 1
Georgia 548 403 351 13 19 20 64 67 14
Hawaii 21 7 5 0 0 2 3 6 5
Idaho 36 22 9 2 2 9 6 5 3
Illinois3 487 392 380 4 6 2 46 35 14
Indiana 339 239 171 20 10 38 36 45 19
Iowa 54 23 8 1 5 9 13 11 7
Kansas 126 70 33 6 4 27 14 33 9
Kentucky 150 98 78 6 8 6 22 16 14
Louisiana 488 396 335 29 7 25 35 37 20
Maine 23 12 7 2 1 2 1 8 2
Maryland 546 403 372 5 17 9 72 46 25
Massachusetts 185 111 66 2 3 40 42 28 4
Michigan 711 498 208 29 25 236 50 134 29
Minnesota 117 75 67 1 7 0 20 9 13
Mississippi 173 121 93 5 7 16 18 24 10
Missouri 334 246 96 13 14 123 36 41 11
Montana 17 4 4 0 0 0 3 7 3
Nebraska 16 5 2 1 0 2 2 7 2
Nevada 224 133 88 4 9 32 34 45 12
New Hampshire 12 3 2 0 1 0 6 1 2
New Jersey 428 289 270 0 7 12 69 47 23
New Mexico 99 57 48 3 3 3 21 7 14
New York 921 400 308 14 8 70 141 351 29
North Carolina 530 338 227 23 28 60 59 75 58
North Dakota 8 1 1 0 0 0 4 3 0
Ohio 487 334 233 3 8 90 40 84 29
Oklahoma 207 133 85 12 12 24 18 35 21
Oregon 85 44 16 4 2 22 22 12 7
Pennsylvania 719 554 474 14 11 55 51 87 27
Rhode Island 28 7 3 0 0 4 8 11 2
South Carolina 359 253 163 10 14 66 44 42 20
South Dakota 8 2 0 0 0 2 2 4 0
Tennessee 409 271 211 11 12 37 43 71 24
Texas 1,381 949 711 53 71 114 162 183 87
Utah 46 21 9 1 2 9 6 9 10
Vermont 12 7 7 0 0 0 1 2 2
Virginia 398 264 142 6 13 103 49 70 15
Washington 186 107 90 3 12 2 31 28 20
West Virginia 71 40 24 4 1 11 9 18 4
Wisconsin 163 95 72 3 3 17 23 29 16
Wyoming 9 5 2 2 1 0 3 0 1

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