Homicides by State and Weapon Used

Summary: Number of homicides by state and by type of weapon used

This database contains the total number of homicides by states and by type of weapon used.  One clarification and several limitations apply to the data reported:

  • The category Hands, fists, feet, etc. includes “pushed” as a weapon
  • Alabama provided limited data in 2015

  • more

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Geographic Coverage: U.S., States

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1995 - 2016

Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Updated:  Nov. 07, 2017 Next update: Jan. 31, 2019

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