Number of robberies in the U.S. by weapon 2017

Number of robberies in the United States in 2017, by weapon used

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 20, 2019
Number of robberies in the U.S. by weapon 2017 There were 121,126 strong-arm robberies in the United States in 2017. A strong-arm robbery involves the perpetrator using a weapon (either real or fake) in combination with a threat of force in order to rob someone.
Decreasing crime

As with most crime in the U.S., the number of robberies has decreased since 1990. Despite views that crime is on the rise in the United States, statistics show that the violent crime rate has almost halved in the last 30 years. The number of robberies in the U.S. have more than halved from their peak in 1991.

What you seize is what you get

Despite the classic idea of a bank robbery, robberies are far more likely to take place in the street or on a highway rather than in a bank. Additionally, the robbery rate was highest in the District of Columbia in 2017, and lowest in Idaho. For the entire United States, the robbery rate stood at 98 per 100,000 inhabitants in that same year.
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Number of robberies in the United States in 2017, by weapon used

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Weapon usedNumber of robberies
Strong-arm121,126
Firearm118,745
Other weapon28,555
Knife or cutting instrument23,710
Weapon usedNumber of robberies
Strong-arm121,126
Firearm118,745
Other weapon28,555
Knife or cutting instrument23,710
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by Statista Research Department, last edited May 20, 2019
There were 121,126 strong-arm robberies in the United States in 2017. A strong-arm robbery involves the perpetrator using a weapon (either real or fake) in combination with a threat of force in order to rob someone.
Decreasing crime

As with most crime in the U.S., the number of robberies has decreased since 1990. Despite views that crime is on the rise in the United States, statistics show that the violent crime rate has almost halved in the last 30 years. The number of robberies in the U.S. have more than halved from their peak in 1991.

What you seize is what you get

Despite the classic idea of a bank robbery, robberies are far more likely to take place in the street or on a highway rather than in a bank. Additionally, the robbery rate was highest in the District of Columbia in 2017, and lowest in Idaho. For the entire United States, the robbery rate stood at 98 per 100,000 inhabitants in that same year.
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