Table 22

Aggravated Assault
by State, Types of Weapons, 2009
State Total
aggravated
assaults 1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Personal
weapons
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 6,769 1,609 924 1,635 2,601 299 2,855,069
Alaska 3,194 540 704 855 1,095 34 689,711
Arizona 15,967 4,053 2,737 5,054 4,123 94 6,476,531
Arkansas 10,166 2,515 1,597 2,169 3,885 235 2,633,889
California 99,204 17,297 16,058 35,325 30,524 724 36,754,564
Colorado 10,857 2,059 2,326 3,011 3,461 216 4,821,337
Connecticut 5,760 772 1,215 2,079 1,694 103 3,518,288
Delaware 3,580 843 798 1,564 375 54 884,338
District of Columbia 3,388 728 953 1,256 451 2 599,657
Florida 76,023 15,015 13,439 29,167 18,402 593 18,514,171
Georgia 20,726 5,186 3,714 5,578 6,248 409 7,902,755
Hawaii 1,897 156 426 648 667 3 1,150,076
Idaho 2,695 401 469 1,032 793 105 1,522,656
Illinois2 1,332 624 249 319 140 1 157,943
Indiana 11,027 1,723 1,544 3,448 4,312 285 5,354,545
Iowa 5,978 508 1,044 1,306 3,120 193 2,752,632
Kansas 5,236 1,820 1,051 1,393 972 135 1,684,577
Kentucky 5,641 1,017 881 2,350 1,393 331 4,037,846
Louisiana 16,963 4,308 2,634 4,409 5,612 156 3,845,020
Maine 778 32 146 240 360 167 1,318,301
Maryland 14,343 1,838 3,178 4,986 4,341 152 5,034,143
Massachusetts 18,895 1,940 4,408 9,715 2,832 323 5,967,910
Michigan 31,748 8,251 5,964 11,390 6,143 583 9,733,340
Minnesota 7,138 1,175 1,420 2,037 2,506 304 5,063,535
Mississippi 2,873 822 520 840 691 114 1,862,360
Missouri 19,092 5,789 2,526 5,020 5,757 569 5,590,125
Montana 1,915 297 260 580 778 99 965,182
Nebraska 3,054 490 493 1,298 773 214 1,614,761
Nevada 11,255 1,707 2,009 5,680 1,859 38 2,593,832
New Hampshire 1,151 191 392 306 262 151 1,160,414
New Jersey 14,020 1,969 3,095 4,476 4,480 567 8,596,265
New Mexico 8,168 1,596 1,373 2,347 2,852 77 1,702,917
New York 16,801 2,276 4,995 4,859 4,671 542 10,757,201
North Carolina 21,025 6,110 4,288 5,816 4,811 360 8,345,557
North Dakota 931 12 79 151 689 84 613,406
Ohio 14,592 3,510 2,934 4,525 3,623 457 9,476,128
Oklahoma 12,744 2,449 2,098 4,583 3,614 305 3,530,985
Oregon 5,290 613 976 1,925 1,776 158 3,767,402
Pennsylvania 24,662 4,851 3,689 6,181 9,941 1,121 11,653,125
Rhode Island 1,556 320 418 605 213 49 1,053,209
South Carolina 21,682 5,685 3,908 5,988 6,101 427 4,256,280
South Dakota 865 109 307 264 185 116 706,921
Tennessee 29,390 9,154 6,018 11,015 3,203 450 6,137,723
Texas 73,823 17,516 16,393 26,622 13,292 1,008 24,686,445
Utah 3,648 537 1,039 1,199 873 122 2,747,172
Vermont 560 62 116 120 262 77 605,536
Virginia 9,187 1,819 2,128 3,127 2,113 396 7,699,105
Washington 11,971 1,719 2,023 3,843 4,386 237 6,214,402
West Virginia 3,239 762 598 849 1,030 222 1,334,287
Wisconsin 8,206 1,900 814 1,518 3,974 371 5,539,597
Wyoming 956 98 179 270 409 64 539,500

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