Murder Weapon Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Uniform Crime Reports for the U.S.
Research Date: March 30th, 2015

One can only speculate what goes through the mind of a murderer when choosing their weapon of devastation. The most obvious conclusion might be accessibility of the specific weapon, but that theory only holds up for premeditated murders. In any case, the numbers below show a broad range of chosen weapons. In the future we may want to design all objects using nerf foam. Questions: What is the most commonly used murder weapon? What percent of murders involved guns? How many murders were committed with knives? What murder weapon is used the most? Murder weapon use statistics.

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Murder by Weapons Used
YearMurder VictimsGunsPercentKnifeBlunt ObjectStrangulation, Hands, Fists, EtcArsonOther
201413,8539,60369 %1,722573849961,010
201314,1969,89569 %1,684541733841,259
201214,8569,78963 %1,8386921,198932,246
201114,6618,84758 %1,7307371,093832,171
201014,7228,97559 %1,9047401,245741,784
200913,6369,14667 %1,825641801921,131
200814,2999,48466.31,89761494986993
200714,83110,08668.01,7966478541301,016
200614,99010,17767.91,8226078331151,128
200214,2639,52866.71,776681954103874
199715,28910,36967.81,9637021,187134934
199615,84810,74467.82,1427331,182151726
199520,23213,79068.22,5579181,438166968
199422,08415,46370.02,8029121,4521961,079
199323,18016,13669.62,9671,0221,4822171,168
199222,71615,48968.23,2961,0401,4452031,043
199121,67614,37366.33,4301,0991,529195847
199020,04512,84764.13,5031,0751,424287909
198517,54510,29658.73,6949721,491243849
198021,86013,65062.04,2121,0941,666291947
197518,64212,06164.73,2451,0011,646193496
197013,6499,03966.22,4246041,031353198
19658,7735,01557.2%2,021505894226112

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