Firearm Statistics: Updated Table

PART III, UNITED STATES DATA

Table 28. Firearm Robbery in the United States, 1974–2004
Number, Rate (per 100,000 population) and Percentage of All Robbery
YEAR All Homicide Rate Firearm Homicide [1] Rate % US/Canada Ratio [2]
All Homicide Firearm Homicide
1974 442,400 207 199,080 93 45 2.8 3.6
1975 470,500 218 211,730 98 45 2.4 2.5
1976 427,810 196 183,960 84 43 2.3 2.5
1977 412,610 187 173,300 79 42 2.3 2.5
1978 426,930 192 175,040 79 41 2.3 2.6
1979 480,700 214 192,280 85 40 2.5 2.8
1980 565,840 249 226,340 100 40 2.5 2.8
1981 592,910 258 237,160 103 40 2.4 2.8
1982 553,130 239 221,250 96 40 2.2 2.7
1983 506,570 217 187,430 80 37 2.3 2.7
1984 485,010 206 174,600 74 36 2.3 2.8
1985 497,870 209 175,750 74 35 2.4 2.8
1986 542,780 226 186,170 78 34 2.5 3.0
1987 517,700 214 170,840 71 33 2.5 3.1
1988 542,970 222 181,350 74 33 2.5 3.3
1989 578,330 234 192,010 78 33 2.5 3.3
1990 639,270 256 235,890 95 37 2.5 3.5
1991 687,730 273 274,400 109 40 2.3 3.4
1992 672,480 264 272,350 107 41 2.3 3.5
1993 659,870 256 279,780 109 42 2.5 3.9
1994 618,950 238 256,860 99 42 2.4 3.9
1995 580,510 221 238,010 91 41 2.1 4.0
1996 535,590 202 225,480 85 42 1.9 3.8
1997 498,530 186 197,920 74 40 1.9 4.0
1998 447,190 165 170,830 63 38 1.7 3.6
1999 409,670 150 163,460 60 40 1.6 3.6
2000 408,030 145 166,880 61 41 1.7 4.3
2001 422,920 149 177,630 62 42 1.6 5.2
2002 420,810 146 177,160 61 42 1.6 5.2
2003 414,235 142 172,800 59 42 1.6 4.8
2004 401,326 137 162,938 56 41 1.6 4.7

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice: Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.


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