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Homicides by State and Weapon Used (Archives, 1995-2017)

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

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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

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Geographic Coverage: U.S., States

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1995 - 2017

Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

Updated:  May 03, 2019 Next update: None

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