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Table 20

Murder

by State, Types of Weapons, 2010

State Total murders1 Total firearms Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms (type unknown) Knives or cutting instruments Other weapons Hands, fists, feet, etc.2
Alabama 199 135 112 0 23 0 23 24 17
Alaska 31 19 3 5 1 10 4 4 4
Arizona 352 232 152 14 10 56 51 62 7
Arkansas 130 93 49 7 4 33 12 21 4
California 1,811 1,257 953 59 44 201 250 201 103
Colorado 117 65 34 0 4 27 20 21 11
Connecticut 131 97 72 0 1 24 20 8 6
Delaware 48 38 25 0 2 11 8 0 2
District of Columbia 131 99 32 0 0 67 20 7 5
Georgia 527 376 315 19 21 21 64 85 2
Hawaii 24 7 6 0 0 1 6 5 6
Idaho 21 12 12 0 0 0 4 2 3
Illinois3 453 364 355 3 1 5 30 43 16
Indiana 198 142 83 11 7 41 19 25 12
Iowa 38 21 9 1 4 7 4 9 4
Kansas 100 63 30 4 1 28 13 18 6
Kentucky 180 116 76 6 16 18 19 25 20
Louisiana 437 351 263 19 11 58 42 31 13
Maine 24 11 4 2 1 4 6 1 6
Maryland 424 293 272 3 12 6 59 53 19
Massachusetts 209 118 52 0 1 65 50 31 10
Michigan 558 413 239 25 14 135 43 71 31
Minnesota 91 53 43 2 8 0 14 16 8
Mississippi 165 120 98 3 12 7 21 19 5
Missouri 419 321 189 26 4 102 35 49 14
Montana 21 12 6 2 4 0 3 5 1
Nebraska 51 32 29 1 2 0 8 5 6
Nevada 158 84 57 5 6 16 22 34 18
New Hampshire 13 5 2 0 2 1 5 3 0
New Jersey 363 246 216 7 2 21 50 39 28
New Mexico 118 67 36 6 2 23 29 15 7
New York 860 517 135 6 12 364 173 148 22
North Carolina 445 286 188 21 25 52 56 72 31
North Dakota 9 4 3 0 1 0 0 4 1
Ohio 460 310 176 7 2 125 40 93 17
Oklahoma 188 111 86 8 7 10 24 32 21
Oregon 78 36 20 1 2 13 16 17 9
Pennsylvania 646 457 367 8 11 71 67 94 28
Rhode Island 29 16 2 1 1 12 5 6 2
South Carolina 280 207 136 8 7 56 22 34 17
South Dakota 14 8 3 0 1 4 2 4 0
Tennessee 356 219 146 12 11 50 35 83 19
Texas 1,246 805 581 34 48 142 202 130 109
Utah 52 22 16 0 1 5 7 12 11
Vermont 7 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 2
Virginia 369 250 137 9 12 92 47 50 22
Washington 151 93 73 4 2 14 24 22 12
West Virginia 55 27 16 0 4 7 11 9 8
Wisconsin 151 97 63 5 6 23 13 22 19
Wyoming 8 5 0 2 0 3 1 1 1
Virgin Islands 50 41 36 1 0 4 4 5 0
  • 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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