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Table 21

Robbery

by State, Types of Weapons, 2012

State Total
robberies1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Strong-
arm
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 2,971 1,630 154 354 833 267 3,747,888
Alaska 628 125 69 56 378 33 726,997
Arizona 7,247 3,055 759 750 2,683 105 5,923,115
Arkansas 2,183 1,072 117 184 810 200 2,371,483
California 55,901 16,940 4,879 5,223 28,859 724 37,664,003
Colorado 3,307 1,344 294 367 1,302 206 4,786,721
Connecticut 3,687 1,261 359 285 1,782 104 3,590,347
Delaware 1,492 678 110 122 582 52 916,825
District of Columbia 4,036 1,658 336 176 1,866 2 632,323
Florida 23,853 9,909 1,454 2,064 10,426 618 19,290,951
Georgia 11,773 6,795 468 1,108 3,402 506 8,825,893
Hawaii 115 20 11 15 69 1 158,760
Idaho 240 72 35 36 97 103 1,568,760
Illinois2 499 211 45 40 203 1 152,293
Indiana 6,211 2,976 348 546 2,341 216 5,058,554
Iowa 921 277 100 114 430 187 2,634,244
Kansas 1,456 682 121 117 536 240 2,639,179
Kentucky 3,341 1,507 301 314 1,219 365 4,213,291
Louisiana 3,736 1,728 147 316 1,545 153 3,122,133
Maine 423 92 53 52 226 183 1,329,192
Maryland 9,689 4,206 898 567 4,018 153 5,374,159
Massachusetts 6,404 1,673 1,200 723 2,808 308 6,252,640
Michigan 10,197 5,068 483 804 3,842 539 9,240,757
Minnesota 3,382 987 224 510 1,661 317 5,225,091
Mississippi 1,731 1,065 70 185 411 102 1,669,496
Missouri 5,770 2,731 336 419 2,284 601 5,946,698
Montana 189 59 18 26 86 104 981,401
Nebraska 1,122 540 82 85 415 216 1,698,322
Nevada 4,915 1,690 431 486 2,308 46 2,750,068
New Hampshire 454 104 65 50 235 148 1,167,974
New Jersey 10,850 3,873 897 658 5,422 553 8,473,818
New Mexico 1,761 727 256 134 644 84 1,806,790
New York 8,292 2,450 908 963 3,971 488 10,783,597
North Carolina 9,177 4,718 661 740 3,058 373 9,433,770
North Dakota 124 27 17 17 63 93 685,149
Ohio 11,451 4,597 526 1,036 5,292 459 8,690,062
Oklahoma 3,216 1,407 275 241 1,293 334 3,659,108
Oregon 1,368 275 141 148 804 146 3,083,727
Pennsylvania 15,395 6,416 1,069 970 6,940 1,216 12,324,409
Rhode Island 712 230 101 82 299 48 1,044,186
South Carolina 3,635 1,924 231 296 1,184 306 4,112,716
South Dakota 152 36 15 26 75 121 753,107
Tennessee 7,594 4,095 437 687 2,375 446 6,030,333
Texas 30,092 14,697 2,428 2,528 10,439 995 25,503,316
Utah 1,064 273 139 128 524 129 2,829,066
Vermont 92 27 15 11 39 76 557,989
Virginia 4,653 2,532 317 416 1,388 410 8,076,619
Washington 5,631 1,273 474 643 3,241 237 6,491,889
West Virginia 460 168 66 65 161 248 1,142,404
Wisconsin 4,559 2,258 220 382 1,699 364 5,378,896
Wyoming 60 16 7 5 32 59 550,101
  • 1 The number of robberies from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2012 for which breakdowns by type of weapon were included.
  • 2 Limited data were received.

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