Murder Circumstances by Weapon – 2011

Murder Circumstances by Weapon – 2011

Circumstances Total
murder
victims
Total
firearms
Hand guns Rifles Shot guns Other
guns or
type not
stated
Knives or
cutting
instruments
Blunt
objects
(clubs,
hammers,
etc.)
Personal
weapons
(hands,
fists, feet,
etc.)
Poison Pushed
or
thrown
from
window
Explosive Fire Drugs Drown Strangle Asphyx. Other
Total            12,664 8,583 6,220 323 356 1,684 1,694 496 726 5 2 12 75 29 15 85 89 853
Felony type total: 1,816 1,271 1,007 32 50 182 200 82 62 0 0 3 35 12 3 15 11 122
Rape 15 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Robbery 734 553 474 12 12 55 75 42 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 35
Burglary 92 52 38 1 4 9 21 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
Larceny-theft 11 5 4 0 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Motor vehicle theft 23 6 1 1 0 4 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Arson 37 3 2 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 2 21 0 0 0 0 1
Prostitution and commercialized vice 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Other sex offenses 9 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Narcotic drug laws 390 318 267 3 11 37 32 7 3 0 0 0 4 11 0 0 3 12
Gambling 8 7 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Othernot specified 494 324 213 15 22 74 46 15 24 0 0 1 10 1 3 6 5 59
Suspected felony type 60 42 35 0 4 3 4 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Other than felony type total: 5,976 3,684 2,761 192 213 518 1,083 220 488 3 1 1 20 15 12 37 47 365
Romantic triangle 85 57 41 3 4 9 20 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Child killed by babysitter 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 15
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 111 50 39 0 6 5 23 5 23 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 6
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 115 84 71 2 2 9 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10
Argument over money or property 155 104 76 9 8 11 28 5 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7
Other arguments 3,128 1,844 1,416 96 116 216 762 125 219 0 1 0 8 3 2 17 19 128
Gangland killings 150 143 106 5 1 31 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Juvenile gang killings 523 476 391 12 11 62 35 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Institutional killings 22 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8
Sniper attack 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Othernot specified 1,647 925 620 65 65 175 199 64 209 3 0 1 12 7 9 13 23 182
Unknown 4,812 3,586 2,417 99 89 981 407 188 173 2 1 8 20 2 0 31 31 363
The above chart was extracted from a report by the FBI Study on Uniform Crime Statistics.

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