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Number of assaults by weapon U.S. 2019

In 2019, there were 186,078 aggravated assaults where firearms were used. In comparison, there were 117,854 aggravated assaults where knives or other cutting instruments were used.

What are firearms?

Firearms are portable weapons used to shoot bullets. There are several different types of firearms, which include rifles, shotguns, machine guns, and pistols. Gun laws in the United States vary from state to state, where some states have stricter laws than others. Each state has their own constitution, which allows them to have their own interpretation of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. Gun culture in the United States is a large part of certain regions, where they share similar attitudes and beliefs about firearms and their right to own them.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is an intended action to cause serious bodily harm to someone else. California saw the highest number of aggravated assaults in 2019, with Texas, Florida, New York, and Illinois rounding out the top five. In contrast, the reported violent crime rate has decreased significantly since 1990, meaning that the U.S. is safer now than it was thirty years ago.

Number of aggravated assaults in the United States in 2019, by weapon used

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

Personal weapons refer to hands, fists, feet, etc.

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