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Table 20

Murder

by State, Types of Weapons, 2012

State Total
murders1
Total
firearms
Handguns Rifles Shotguns Firearms
(type
unknown)
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Hands, fists,
feet, etc.2
Alabama3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Alaska 29 11 1 0 0 10 9 7 2
Arizona 321 211 157 12 9 33 40 58 12
Arkansas 166 108 55 4 6 43 28 25 5
California 1,879 1,304 899 38 52 315 261 227 87
Colorado 160 92 61 3 5 23 29 22 17
Connecticut 146 112 50 27 1 34 17 14 3
Delaware 57 41 25 1 2 13 5 8 3
Georgia 541 390 344 10 12 24 57 85 9
Hawaii 13 3 3 0 0 0 2 4 4
Idaho 26 17 12 1 2 2 3 4 2
Illinois3 509 439 429 4 2 4 39 19 12
Indiana 275 205 128 9 7 61 20 37 13
Iowa 44 25 13 3 1 8 1 12 6
Kansas 84 50 36 1 1 12 12 13 9
Kentucky 192 122 101 4 8 9 28 29 13
Louisiana 455 370 341 9 8 12 35 27 23
Maine 25 14 6 1 0 7 7 1 3
Maryland 365 277 265 5 2 5 45 28 15
Massachusetts 121 70 32 0 1 37 33 12 6
Michigan 682 536 309 36 19 172 48 61 37
Minnesota 89 41 37 2 2 0 21 16 11
Mississippi 174 132 99 7 5 21 13 21 8
Missouri 389 283 153 8 8 114 29 64 13
Montana 22 11 8 2 0 1 6 3 2
Nebraska 52 42 37 2 1 2 5 4 1
Nevada 116 70 41 1 2 26 17 23 6
New Hampshire 14 9 4 0 0 5 3 2 0
New Jersey 385 273 237 6 3 27 63 32 17
New Mexico 109 67 42 5 5 15 14 21 7
New York 682 407 358 11 6 32 126 126 23
North Carolina 470 309 208 12 30 59 43 77 41
North Dakota 16 4 1 0 1 2 2 8 2
Ohio 410 278 176 5 8 89 34 74 24
Oklahoma 212 149 121 10 10 8 24 18 21
Oregon 81 42 11 2 3 26 17 20 2
Pennsylvania 684 522 412 9 10 91 68 74 20
Rhode Island 34 19 7 0 0 12 5 6 4
South Carolina 324 237 134 9 13 81 31 45 11
South Dakota 14 4 2 1 1 0 1 4 5
Tennessee 387 254 183 7 6 58 37 73 23
Texas 1,141 745 493 28 41 183 173 122 101
Utah 49 29 22 2 1 4 10 6 4
Vermont 8 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 1
Virginia 314 220 103 9 2 106 37 38 19
Washington 194 106 71 4 3 28 43 33 12
West Virginia 66 47 26 5 2 14 7 7 5
Wisconsin 169 108 85 5 1 17 30 21 10
Wyoming 14 5 2 0 0 3 3 2 4
Guam 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Virgin Islands 52 42 28 2 1 11 6 4 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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