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Table 22

Aggravated Assault

by State, Types of Weapons, 2012

State Total
aggravated
assaults1
Firearms Knives or
cutting
instruments
Other
weapons
Personal
weapons
Agency
count
Population
Alabama 11,142 1,610 1,679 5,509 2,344 267 3,747,888
Alaska 3,119 549 597 774 1,199 33 726,997
Arizona 16,532 4,010 2,883 4,834 4,805 105 5,923,115
Arkansas 8,886 2,541 1,238 1,746 3,361 200 2,371,483
California 93,356 17,680 15,011 31,294 29,371 724 37,664,003
Colorado 9,731 2,428 2,431 2,445 2,427 206 4,786,721
Connecticut 5,408 711 1,169 1,979 1,549 104 3,590,347
Delaware 3,226 859 775 1,266 326 52 916,825
District of Columbia 3,504 659 1,072 1,110 663 2 632,323
Florida 63,845 13,486 11,360 23,167 15,832 618 19,290,951
Georgia 20,425 5,856 3,624 5,667 5,278 506 8,825,893
Hawaii 247 0 18 117 112 1 158,760
Idaho 2,490 398 457 829 806 103 1,568,760
Illinois2 1,451 728 171 260 292 1 152,293
Indiana 11,913 2,103 1,557 3,353 4,900 216 5,058,554
Iowa 5,554 649 887 1,209 2,809 187 2,634,244
Kansas 7,195 2,046 1,595 2,152 1,402 240 2,639,179
Kentucky 4,625 1,021 781 1,614 1,209 365 4,213,291
Louisiana 12,078 2,737 1,781 3,978 3,582 153 3,122,133
Maine 811 73 166 227 345 183 1,329,192
Maryland 14,795 2,135 3,995 5,508 3,157 153 5,374,159
Massachusetts 18,001 2,010 4,433 8,580 2,978 308 6,252,640
Michigan 27,944 8,407 5,601 9,890 4,046 539 9,240,757
Minnesota 6,549 1,161 1,199 1,677 2,512 317 5,225,091
Mississippi 2,842 764 382 742 954 102 1,669,496
Missouri 19,322 5,346 2,537 5,229 6,210 601 5,946,698
Montana 2,089 280 268 706 835 104 981,401
Nebraska 2,836 632 514 929 761 216 1,698,322
Nevada 10,699 1,600 2,114 4,714 2,271 46 2,750,068
New Hampshire 1,386 177 406 313 490 148 1,167,974
New Jersey 12,215 2,329 2,663 3,660 3,563 553 8,473,818
New Mexico 7,652 1,582 1,323 2,308 2,439 84 1,806,790
New York 15,804 2,257 5,091 4,358 4,098 488 10,783,597
North Carolina 21,980 7,186 4,209 5,540 5,045 373 9,433,770
North Dakota 1,123 20 123 221 759 93 685,149
Ohio 12,565 3,101 2,164 4,585 2,715 459 8,690,062
Oklahoma 12,595 2,202 2,025 4,418 3,950 334 3,659,108
Oregon 3,750 431 690 1,134 1,495 146 3,083,727
Pennsylvania 24,012 4,817 3,664 5,759 9,772 1,216 12,324,409
Rhode Island 1,616 378 426 539 273 48 1,044,186
South Carolina 16,939 5,069 3,025 4,455 4,390 306 4,112,716
South Dakota 1,793 252 459 482 600 121 753,107
Tennessee 29,160 8,635 5,531 10,941 4,053 446 6,030,333
Texas 66,032 15,227 14,761 22,317 13,727 995 25,503,316
Utah 3,681 556 1,047 1,250 828 129 2,829,066
Vermont 561 61 110 109 281 76 557,989
Virginia 8,877 1,887 1,910 2,957 2,123 410 8,076,619
Washington 11,792 1,850 1,903 4,145 3,894 237 6,491,889
West Virginia 2,808 578 422 828 980 248 1,142,404
Wisconsin 9,696 1,953 1,304 2,393 4,046 364 5,378,896
Wyoming 893 92 150 267 384 59 550,101
  • 1 The number of aggravated assaults from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2012 for which breakdowns by type of weapon were included.
  • 2 Limited data were received.

Data Declaration

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