Tables 20-22

 

Table 20

Murder
by State, 2004
Type of Weapon

State Total murders1 Total firearms Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms (type unknown) Knives or cutting instruments Other weapons Hands,
fists,
feet,
etc. 2
Alabama 247 158 137 0 20 1 24 44 21
Alaska 37 17 16 0 1 0 4 12 4
Arizona 409 295 244 30 14 7 44 45 25
Arkansas 152 95 69 3 6 17 19 31 7
California 2,391 1,724 1,442 75 69 138 281 242 144
Colorado 199 116 85 5 8 18 32 17 34
Connecticut 86 47 39 0 2 6 16 18 5
Delaware 14 9 7 0 0 2 3 1 1
Georgia 528 342 283 14 16 29 70 69 47
Hawaii 31 6 3 0 2 1 13 5 7
Idaho 30 17 7 3 1 6 5 6 2
Illinois3 448 337 313 4 0 20 37 64 10
Indiana 299 208 144 5 11 48 37 39 15
Iowa 40 19 11 1 4 3 9 5 7
Kansas 75 45 31 1 3 10 6 22 2
Kentucky 217 136 99 11 14 12 25 43 13
Louisiana 557 442 369 34 14 25 44 50 21
Maine 17 9 6 0 3 0 4 1 3
Maryland 520 386 362 2 17 5 57 47 30
Massachusetts 167 97 67 1 3 26 37 27 6
Michigan 638 456 364 18 27 47 68 79 35
Minnesota 110 73 63 6 4 0 19 7 11
Mississippi 175 124 104 2 10 8 22 22 7
Missouri 353 243 97 19 10 117 37 68 5
Montana 23 11 8 0 0 3 7 1 4
Nebraska 27 17 13 0 0 4 3 4 3
Nevada 172 110 71 2 9 28 24 30 8
New Hampshire 13 4 4 0 0 0 3 4 2
New Jersey 391 230 225 2 2 1 69 56 36
New Mexico 150 75 66 3 2 4 28 29 18
New York 864 500 419 10 25 46 173 123 68
North Carolina 477 284 199 14 24 47 67 84 42
North Dakota 8 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 1
Ohio 464 245 160 10 15 60 57 113 49
Oklahoma 186 106 78 5 17 6 32 27 21
Oregon 90 48 19 3 1 25 19 19 4
Pennsylvania 632 449 359 8 14 68 54 111 18
Rhode Island 26 16 11 0 1 4 3 3 4
South Carolina                             287 194 151 15 13 15 38 38 17
South Dakota 16 5 2 1 2 0 4 7 0
Tennessee 350 221 142 10 18 51 48 53 28
Texas 1,362 882 688 49 70 75 211 179 90
Utah 21 12 10 0 0 2 2 6 1
Vermont 16 3 3 0 0 0 7 6 0
Virginia 390 270 122 8 16 124 44 61 15
Washington 189 106 82 7 7 10 29 35 19
West Virginia 62 31 15 3 4 9 8 18 5
Wisconsin 154 99 54 7 6 32 20 18 17
Wyoming 11 3 1 0 1 1 3 4 1

1 Total number of murders for which supplemental homicide data were received

2 Pushed is included in hands, fists, feet, etc

3 Limited supplemental homicide data were received.

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Table 21

Robbery
by State, 2004
Type of Weapon

State Total
robberies1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Strong-
arm
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 2,749 1,516 199 167 867 298 3,319,976
Alaska 443 148 45 34 216 31 639,285
Arizona 7,632 3,855 721 701 2,355 85 5,602,899
Arkansas 2,137 1,005 128 215 789 174 2,135,539
California 61,252 20,529 6,099 5,495 29,129 718 35,745,470
Colorado 3,524 1,346 367 376 1,435 175 3,996,675
Connecticut 3,216 1,111 391 276 1,438 92 2,681,051
Delaware 1,066 452 92 80 442 51 828,516
District of Columbia                3,200 1,525 176 131 1,368 2 553,523
Florida 29,984 11,504 2,262 3,211 13,007 591 17,390,278
Georgia 8,921 4,917 477 761 2,766 219 4,519,561
Hawaii 910 112 85 78 635 3 1,103,758
Idaho 240 72 38 41 89 118 1,390,597
Indiana 5,997 2,913 394 411 2,279 263 4,949,616
Iowa 1,047 259 106 150 532 194 2,709,693
Kansas 1,045 356 48 192 449 245 1,910,046
Kentucky 2,960 1,442 213 301 1,004 264 3,218,675
Louisiana 6,111 3,577 380 395 1,759 151 3,935,674
Maine 289 61 47 22 159 163 1,317,253
Maryland 8,710 4,273 884 500 3,053 148 4,920,041
Massachusetts 6,675 1,777 1,348 838 2,712 288 5,522,479
Michigan 11,035 5,262 644 1,180 3,949 531 9,622,036
Minnesota 1,116 339 91 325 361 309 4,326,521
Mississippi 2,086 1,091 128 297 570 114 1,879,111
Missouri 6,441 2,843 476 563 2,559 511 5,390,780
Montana 116 21 16 43 36 80 658,049
Nebraska 1,127 515 113 103 396 223 1,556,945
Nevada 4,905 2,019 494 398 1,994 35 2,334,771
New Hampshire 334 113 40 41 140 130 991,567
New Jersey 13,060 4,251 1,359 966 6,484 514 8,677,444
New Mexico 1,961 769 272 150 770 75 1,661,912
New York 8,157 2,395 951 912 3,899 584 10,085,717
North Carolina 7,000 3,278 660 742 2,320 381 6,474,088
North Dakota 36 9 3 3 21 48 515,288
Ohio 16,386 5,500 805 1,946 8,135 356 8,814,942
Oklahoma 3,090 1,353 296 223 1,218 297 3,523,553
Oregon 2,556 648 280 258 1,370 155 3,361,811
Pennsylvania 17,551 7,485 1,335 1,159 7,572 740 10,726,143
Rhode Island 731 212 90 73 356 48 1,080,632
South Carolina 5,238 2,635 453 486 1,664 381 3,936,512
South Dakota 107 19 19 17 52 87 578,678
Tennessee 8,835 4,820 735 973 2,307 446 5,818,095
Texas 35,657 15,784 3,571 3,350 12,952 973 22,324,084
Utah 1,203 338 132 170 563 98 2,113,876
Vermont 69 10 11 15 33 74 586,390
Virginia 5,076 2,475 360 636 1,605 352 6,647,205
Washington 4,790 1,240 472 479 2,599 236 5,525,697
West Virginia 420 150 58 46 166 278 1,135,970
Wisconsin 4,042 2,204 256 227 1,355 339 5,204,309
Wyoming 66 26 4 7 29 61 492,693

1 The number of robberies for which breakdowns by type of weapon were received from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2004.

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Table 22

Aggravated Assault
by State, 2004
Type of Weapon

State Total
aggravated
assaults1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Personal
weapons
Agency count Population
Alabama 7,386 1,738 998 1,673 2,977 298 3,319,976
Alaska 3,048 459 668 720 1,201 31 639,285
Arizona 18,483 4,916 3,034 5,525 5,008 85 5,602,899
Arkansas 8,268 2,008 1,296 2,511 2,453 174 2,135,539
California 123,414 22,197 18,570 41,547 41,100 718 35,745,470
Colorado 10,389 2,096 2,322 2,849 3,122 175 3,996,675
Connecticut 3,704 416 792 1,448 1,048 92 2,681,051
Delaware 2,935 512 642 1,536 245 51 828,516
District of Columbia                      3,968 789 1,027 1,609 543 2 553,523
Florida 86,156 13,539 15,277 39,951 17,389 591 17,390,278
Georgia 14,117 3,601 3,134 4,597 2,785 219 4,519,561
Hawaii 1,769 175 445 675 474 3 1,103,758
Idaho 2,568 517 587 1,017 447 118 1,390,597
Indiana 10,504 1,511 1,387 2,653 4,953 263 4,949,616
Iowa 6,037 547 964 1,577 2,949 194 2,709,693
Kansas 5,276 1,420 747 2,432 677 245 1,910,046
Kentucky 4,717 580 675 1,604 1,858 264 3,218,675
Louisiana 17,281 4,445 3,429 5,548 3,859 151 3,935,674
Maine 742 35 137 213 357 163 1,317,253
Maryland 17,172 2,278 3,538 7,558 3,798 148 4,920,041
Massachusetts 18,178 1,697 3,928 9,121 3,432 288 5,522,479
Michigan 31,442 7,099 6,319 12,281 5,743 531 9,622,036
Minnesota 3,829 442 942 1,353 1,092 309 4,326,521
Mississippi 3,176 867 541 840 928 114 1,879,111
Missouri 18,906 4,299 2,746 5,954 5,907 511 5,390,780
Montana 1,492 179 212 587 514 80 658,049
Nebraska 3,440 503 636 1,637 664 223 1,556,945
Nevada 8,348 1,652 1,828 3,728 1,140 35 2,334,771
New Hampshire 768 106 230 234 198 130 991,567
New Jersey 16,123 2,374 3,365 5,173 5,211 514 8,677,444
New Mexico 8,840 1,683 1,651 2,649 2,857 75 1,661,912
New York 15,495 1,691 3,577 4,858 5,369 584 10,085,717
North Carolina 15,975 4,204 3,346 4,437 3,988 381 6,474,088
North Dakota 267 11 38 65 153 48 515,288
Ohio 14,465 3,154 2,649 4,515 4,147 356 8,814,942
Oklahoma 12,802 2,159 2,127 4,835 3,681 297 3,523,553
Oregon 5,708 681 1,027 2,010 1,990 155 3,361,811
Pennsylvania 25,317 5,445 3,866 6,489 9,517 740 10,726,143
Rhode Island 1,596 306 375 633 282 48 1,080,632
South Carolina 24,265 5,691 4,507 7,278 6,789 381 3,936,512
South Dakota 683 75 191 237 180 87 578,678
Tennessee 29,383 8,809 6,324 10,812 3,438 446 5,818,095
Texas 75,351 16,107 16,796 27,892 14,556 973 22,324,084
Utah 3,070 510 715 1,025 820 98 2,113,876
Vermont 420 62 73 100 185 74 586,390
Virginia 8,865 1,579 1,793 2,985 2,508 352 6,647,205
Washington 10,157 1,338 1,965 3,388 3,466 236 5,525,697
West Virginia 2,184 558 344 405 877 278 1,135,970
Wisconsin 5,948 806 875 1,287 2,980 339 5,204,309
Wyoming 949 122 159 305 363 61 492,693

1 The number of aggravated assaults for which breakdowns by type of weapon were received from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2004

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