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Expanded Homicide Data Table 8                
Murder Victims                
by Weapon, 20062010              
Weapons 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010    
Total 15,087 14,916 14,224 13,752 12,996
Total firearms: 10,225 10,129 9,528 9,199 8,775  
Handguns 7,836 7,398 6,800 6,501 6,009  
Rifles 438 453 380 351 358    
Shotguns 490 457 442 423 373      
Other guns 107 116 81 96 96      
Firearms, type not stated 1,354 1,705 1,825 1,828 1,939      
Knives or cutting instruments 1,830 1,817 1,888 1,836 1,704    
Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) 618 647 603 623 540      
Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.)1 841 869 875 817 745      
Poison 12 10 9 7 11      
Explosives 1 1 11 2 4      
Fire 117 131 85 98 74      
Narcotics 48 52 34 52 39      
Drowning 12 12 16 8 10      
Strangulation 137 134 89 122 122      
Asphyxiation 106 109 87 84 98      
Other weapons or weapons not stated 1,140 1,005 999 904 874      
1 Pushed is included in personal weapons.                

Last Updated on 12/28/2012
By greg