Table 22

Aggravated Assault
by State, Types of Weapons, 2008
State Total
aggravated
assaults 1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Personal
weapons
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 7,659 2,258 1,107 1,672 2,622 299 3,233,392
Alaska 3,307 535 679 895 1,198 33 673,786
Arizona 16,974 4,842 2,954 5,141 4,037 85 6,414,715
Arkansas 9,641 2,316 1,605 2,168 3,552 210 2,609,689
California 103,892 19,126 16,601 37,917 30,248 724 36,588,661
Colorado 10,530 2,029 2,486 2,767 3,248 199 4,637,260
Connecticut 4,595 548 1,017 1,597 1,433 101 3,377,299
Delaware 3,880 971 864 1,624 421 54 873,092
District of Columbia 3,707 847 1,086 1,310 464 3 591,833
Florida 82,681 16,697 14,597 32,236 19,151 591 18,294,452
Georgia 20,206 5,476 3,650 5,251 5,829 298 7,263,407
Hawaii 1,846 182 413 602 649 3 1,145,204
Idaho 2,403 355 466 773 809 102 1,444,155
Illinois2 1,482 760 233 360 129 1 157,262
Indiana 10,655 1,735 1,486 3,367 4,067 265 5,045,972
Iowa 6,125 588 1,025 1,433 3,079 194 2,765,774
Kansas 6,801 1,786 1,367 2,265 1,383 240 2,218,689
Kentucky 5,913 1,224 885 2,371 1,433 292 3,554,879
Louisiana 16,643 4,335 2,593 4,368 5,347 130 3,517,098
Maine 808 59 206 210 333 165 1,316,456
Maryland 14,881 2,023 3,433 5,168 4,257 156 4,999,048
Massachusetts 18,739 1,859 4,357 9,863 2,660 322 5,821,590
Michigan 30,232 7,918 5,855 10,603 5,856 480 8,705,522
Minnesota 7,372 1,226 1,641 2,023 2,482 303 4,955,284
Mississippi 2,489 860 497 620 512 104 1,667,671
Missouri 19,953 5,904 2,719 5,384 5,946 586 5,787,538
Montana 1,939 264 272 588 815 87 924,548
Nebraska 3,353 499 598 1,516 740 219 1,636,902
Nevada 11,099 1,936 2,144 5,214 1,805 36 2,600,167
New Hampshire 1,023 167 343 277 236 138 1,032,522
New Jersey 13,561 2,063 3,062 4,183 4,253 527 8,522,218
New Mexico 7,676 1,742 1,333 2,278 2,323 69 1,606,223
New York 16,801 2,190 4,646 4,921 5,044 587 10,739,528
North Carolina 21,408 6,658 4,221 5,795 4,734 324 7,452,925
North Dakota 734 15 92 145 482 71 580,591
Ohio 14,131 3,370 2,963 4,436 3,362 412 8,532,469
Oklahoma 13,293 2,464 2,149 4,940 3,740 281 3,418,015
Oregon 5,766 680 1,030 1,971 2,085 152 3,649,695
Pennsylvania 27,141 5,348 4,098 6,787 10,908 1,126 11,891,768
Rhode Island 1,436 304 452 497 183 48 1,050,788
South Carolina 21,284 5,602 3,887 5,819 5,976 454 3,848,869
South Dakota 942 112 345 325 160 98 652,677
Tennessee 30,407 9,381 6,539 11,196 3,291 433 5,845,629
Texas 76,279 17,622 16,875 26,750 15,032 987 24,292,555
Utah 3,672 600 1,036 1,307 729 118 2,687,888
Vermont 609 60 134 143 272 80 604,277
Virginia 10,139 2,146 2,311 3,451 2,231 377 7,694,707
Washington 11,947 1,805 2,171 3,848 4,123 234 6,125,943
West Virginia 2,560 559 403 736 862 155 1,046,031
Wisconsin 9,012 2,003 926 1,916 4,167 374 5,588,110
Wyoming 949 96 173 284 396 62 528,009

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