Number of assaults in the U.S. 2017, by weapon

Number of aggravated assaults in the United States in 2017, by weapon used

Number of assaults in the U.S. 2017, by weapon This graph displays the number of aggravated assaults in the United States in 2017, by weapon used. In 2017, firearms were involved in about 195,194 assaults.
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Number of aggravated assaults in the United States in 2017, by weapon used

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Weapon usedNumber of assaults
Other weapon230,469
Firearm195,194
Personal weapons188,196
Knife or cutting instrument127,897
Weapon usedNumber of assaults
Other weapon230,469
Firearm195,194
Personal weapons188,196
Knife or cutting instrument127,897
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This graph displays the number of aggravated assaults in the United States in 2017, by weapon used. In 2017, firearms were involved in about 195,194 assaults.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
Personal weapons refer to hands, fists, feet, etc.
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