Types of Weapon Used in Aggravated Assault and Robbery by State 2015

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This table provides the types of weapons used in aggravated assault and robbery offenses. The data are based on the aggregated data from agencies within each state for which weapon information was reported to the FBI. The table includes the number of agencies that submitted data by state and the population covered by those agencies. The dataset also includes a breakdown of the types of firearms used in murders (i.e., handguns, rifles, shotguns, or firearms [type unknown]).

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The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines aggravated assault as an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. The UCR Program further specifies that this type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Attempted aggravated assault that involves the display of—or threat to use—a gun, knife, or other weapon is included in this crime category because serious personal injury would likely result if the assault were completed. When aggravated assault and larceny-theft occur together, the offense falls under the category of robbery.

Males, American Indians, and Hispanics, the young, and those with the lowest annual household income were more vulnerable to weapon violence in general and firearm violence in particular than their respective counterparts.

The supplemental homicide data submitted by the Florida state UCR Program did not meet UCR guidelines and were not included in this table.

The FBI received limited supplemental homicide data from the Illinois and Alabama state UCR Programs.

Date Created

2016-07-11

Last Modified

2016-09-22

Version

2016-09-22

Update Frequency

Annual

Temporal Coverage

2015

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

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N/A

Source Citation

N/A

Keywords

Crime Reports, United States Crime, Crime Reported to Police, Weapons Used in Assault

Other Titles

USA Offenses Reported during 2015, USA Crimes and Number of Offenses, Uniform Crime Reporting Program USA 2015

Name Description Type Constraints
StateState Namestring-
Total_Aggravated_AssaultsThe number of aggravated assaults from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2015 for which breakdowns by type of weapon were included.integerlevel : Interval
Assault_By_FireamsTotal Firearms in 2015integerlevel : Interval
Assault_By_Knives_Or_Cutting_InstrumentsKnives or other Cutting Instruments in 2015integerlevel : Interval
Assault_By_Other_WeaponsOther Weapons used in Assaultintegerlevel : Interval
Assault_By_Personal_WeaponsPersonal weapons used in assaultintegerlevel : Interval
Total_RobberiesThe number of robberies from agencies that submitted 12 months of data in 2015 for which breakdowns by type of weapon were included.integerlevel : Interval
Robberies_By_FirearmsTotal Firearms in 2015integerlevel : Interval
Robberies_By_Knives_Or_Cutting_InstrumentsKnives or other Cutting Instruments in 2015integerlevel : Interval
Robberies_By_Other_WeaponsOther Weapons used in Robberiesintegerlevel : Interval
Robberies_By_Strong_ArmStrong Armintegerlevel : Interval
Agency_CountAgency Countintegerlevel : Interval
Population_By_CityPopulation by City in 2015integerlevel : Interval
StateTotal_Aggravated_AssaultsAssault_By_FireamsAssault_By_Knives_Or_Cutting_InstrumentsAssault_By_Other_WeaponsAssault_By_Personal_WeaponsTotal_RobberiesRobberies_By_FirearmsRobberies_By_Knives_Or_Cutting_InstrumentsRobberies_By_Other_WeaponsRobberies_By_Strong_ArmAgency_CountPopulation_By_City
Wyoming5815872857562162
West Virginia51718077851751981159784
Wisconsin5129275924245716713925533433
Vermont48472102762341012514144873605265
Maine921531242045403118544341481841329328
Idaho2583483437840823187552318911071647895
Montana26584253798649902034331408999959340
Hawaii15541173325385671009142978668421164233
Illinois167897414325630550426228321821148178
Alaska365271670110491186759201899237732734820