Expanded Homicide Data Table 7

Murder, Types of Weapons Used
Percent Distribution by Region, 2009
Region Total all
weapons1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Unknown
or other
dangerous
weapons
Personal
weapons
(hands, fists,
feet, etc.)2
Total 100.0 67.1 13.4 13.7 5.9
Northeast 100.0 64.8 16.7 14.3 4.1
Midwest 100.0 69.4 10.5 14.4 5.8
South 100.0 68.2 12.1 13.5 6.1
West 100.0 64.6 15.9 12.9 6.6