Expanded Homicide Data Table 8

Murder Victims by Age
by Weapon, 2006

Age Total murder victims Weapons
Firearms Knives or cutting instruments Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)1 Poison Explosives Fire Narcotics Strangulation Asphyxiation Other weapon or weapon
not stated2
Total 14,990 10,177 1,822 607 833 11 1 115 42 135 107 1,140
Percent distribution3 100.0 67.9 12.2 4.0 5.6 0.1 * 0.8 0.3 0.9 0.7 7.6
Under 184 1,539 826 111 67 277 6 0 20 17 15 30 170
Under 224 3,780 2,700 294 100 301 6 0 27 22 26 42 262
18 and over4 13,174 9,225 1,687 531 524 4 1 87 25 117 74 899
Infant (under 1) 203 6 2 13 126 2 0 1 7 2 15 29
1 to 4 299 26 10 29 124 2 0 8 8 2 7 83
5 to 8 95 36 12 4 11 1 0 5 0 0 2 24
9 to 12 83 52 10 3 3 0 0 3 0 3 2 7
13 to 16 485 389 39 14 11 1 0 1 2 6 4 18
17 to 19 1,485 1,253 134 18 10 0 0 4 2 6 6 52
20 to 24 2,831 2,303 238 46 43 1 0 10 6 13 12 159
25 to 29 2,273 1,789 248 40 51 0 0 3 1 17 6 118
30 to 34 1,549 1,192 165 32 40 0 0 7 3 10 4 96
35 to 39 1,250 826 184 54 61 0 0 11 1 17 11 85
40 to 44 1,123 699 180 63 66 0 0 15 3 15 11 71
45 to 49 985 549 176 74 66 1 1 12 2 11 5 88
50 to 54 727 374 130 58 67 0 0 9 1 9 4 75
55 to 59 455 215 106 47 35 1 0 3 2 3 4 39
60 to 64 316 146 55 36 24 0 0 7 1 6 2 39
65 to 69 147 63 28 16 15 0 0 3 0 0 2 20
70 to 74 144 56 31 15 12 1 0 1 0 2 2 24
75 and over 263 77 50 36 36 0 0 4 3 10 5 42
Unknown 277 126 24 9 32 1 0 8 0 3 3 71

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