Expanded Homicide Data Table 9

Murder Victims by Age
by Weapon, 2009
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 13,636 9,146 1,825 611 801 6 2 99 45 121 77 903
Percent distribution3 100.0 67.1 13.4 4.5 5.9 * * 0.7 0.3 0.9 0.6 6.6
Under 184 1,348 684 101 80 271 2 0 19 10 13 26 142
Under 224 3,304 2,311 277 109 301 2 0 23 14 19 35 213
18 and over4 12,095 8,378 1,713 525 502 4 2 75 35 108 46 707
Infant (under 1) 193 8 2 24 104 0 0 2 3 2 13 35
1 to 4 298 47 8 33 130 1 0 4 6 4 5 60
5 to 8 72 30 8 6 9 0 0 2 0 4 2 11
9 to 12 71 29 13 1 8 0 0 5 1 1 3 10
13 to 16 400 308 40 12 16 1 0 3 0 1 2 17
17 to 19 1,246 1,051 113 17 17 0 0 3 4 2 5 34
20 to 24 2,426 1,934 257 42 46 0 0 9 3 8 10 117
25 to 29 1,941 1,518 237 34 38 0 0 3 3 22 4 82
30 to 34 1,534 1,118 212 43 42 0 0 4 6 17 6 86
35 to 39 1,205 844 167 46 48 0 2 10 1 14 0 73
40 to 44 1,006 626 180 54 54 0 0 7 5 10 2 68
45 to 49 926 522 165 61 71 1 0 14 1 14 1 76
50 to 54 701 379 130 68 54 1 0 10 2 7 6 44
55 to 59 455 230 94 41 35 0 0 6 0 4 4 41
60 to 64 312 149 63 35 27 0 0 3 3 1 2 29
65 to 69 227 98 40 37 21 1 0 1 1 2 4 22
70 to 74 134 56 29 16 13 0 0 1 2 5 1 11
75 and over 296 115 56 35 40 1 0 7 4 3 2 33
Unknown 193 84 11 6 28 0 0 5 0 0 5 54

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