by State, Type of Weapon, 2007
The FBI collects these data through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.
- This table provides the type of weapons used in aggravated assaults.
The data are based on the aggregated data from agencies within each state
for which weapon information was reported to the FBI. The table includes
the number of agencies that submitted data by state and the population
covered by those agencies.
- The FBI received limited weapon data from Illinois.
- The data used in creating this table were from all law enforcement
agencies that submitted complete reports for 12 months in 2007.
- The weapon totals are aggregated from all aggravated assault offense
data for which the FBI received weapon breakdowns.
For the 2007 population estimates used in this table, the FBI computed individual
rates of growth from one year to the next for every city/town and county
using 2000 decennial population counts and 2001 through 2006 population estimates
from the U.S. Census Bureau. Each agency’s rates of growth were averaged;
that average was then applied and added to its 2006 Census population estimate
to derive the agency’s 2007 population estimate.
If you have questions about this table
Contact the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division via e-mail
or by telephone
at (304) 625-4995.