Most Common Murder Weapons (US)

Name the 10 most common weapons and methods used in murders in the US.
According to the FBI, for 2012
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Last updated: August 7, 2017
First submittedAugust 6, 2017
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# of Victims
Weapon / Method
8,855
Firearms
1,589
Knives / cutting instruments
678
Personal weapons (hands, feet, fists...)
518
Blunt weapons (clubs, hammers...)
105
Asphyxiation
# of Victims
Weapon / Method
89
Strangulation
85
Fire
35
Narcotics
13
Drowning
12
Poison
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Level 46
Aug 6, 2017
I put water but that didnt count as drowning. I put kick hit physical abuse domestic abuse but gave up. Maybe hand would have worked
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Level 63
Aug 6, 2017
Yes, it would've. But added abuse, water and the other 2 you recommended.
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Level 74
Aug 6, 2017
Very surprised motor vehicles don't make the list.
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Level 50
Aug 6, 2017
Isn't strangulation a form of asphyxiation?
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Level 62
Aug 6, 2017
Well, that sounds logical. Strangulation could also be under 'personal weapon' since manual strangulation (using hands) is quite often the main method in strangulations.
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Level 63
Aug 6, 2017
Asphysixiation includes putting a bag on someone's head, putting a piece of cloth in one's mouth and nose, etc. but not strangling. It's the effect of strangling someone, but not a method of it. Though strangling should be part of 'personal weapon', the FBI decided otherwise.
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Level 50
Aug 8, 2017
The definition of asphyxiation is "the state or process of being deprived of oxygen, which can result in unconsciousness or death; suffocation." Isn't that usually the purpose of strangulation? To deprive someone of oxygen to the point of unconsciousness or death?
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Level 50
Jan 23, 2021
No vehicles or weather/temperature exposure or starvation?