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These Are the Most Common Gun Related Crimes in Minnesota

imageforentry9 lucMass shootings have become a tragic staple in the American news cycle. According to the nonprofit organization Gun Violence Archive, there were over 640 mass shootings in the U.S. in 2022. Though these horrific incidents often receive widespread media coverage, when it comes to gun crimes in America, they are only the tip of the iceberg.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives traced a total of over 456,000 firearms likely linked to a crime in the United States in 2021, the most recent year of available data. Each of these traced firearms is assigned one of 59 categories that describe the circumstances in which it was recovered by law enforcement.

The ATF traced a total of 4,605 firearms in Minnesota in 2021. Excluding potential crimes which, by definition, always involve a firearm such as illegal weapon possession, the most common category of circumstances to which traced firearms were linked in the state were drug related. This classification accounted for 8.6% of all firearms traced by the ATF in the state in 2021.

The two other most common categories for traced firearms in Minnesota in 2021 were related to aggravated assault and family offenses, which accounted for 5.8% and 3.4% of all traced firearms, respectively.

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State Total traced guns, 2021 Top category for traced guns 2nd most common category for traced guns 3rd most common category for traced guns
Alabama 8,847 Dangerous drugs Property crimes Family offense
Alaska 797 Dangerous drugs Traffic offense Simple assault
Arizona 12,113 Aggravated assault Dangerous drugs Homicide
Arkansas 3,541 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Property crimes
California 54,338 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Obstruction of justice
Colorado 7,051 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Suicide
Connecticut 1,617 Family offense Dangerous drugs Homicide
Delaware 1,678 Suicide Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault
Florida 34,491 Aggravated assault Dangerous drugs Family offense
Georgia 20,472 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Property crimes
Hawaii 115 Dangerous drugs Attempted homicide Suicide
Idaho 1,376 Aggravated assault Dangerous drugs Suicide
Illinois 19,188 Dangerous drugs Homicide Family offense
Indiana 10,349 Dangerous drugs Family offense Homicide
Iowa 2,576 Dangerous drugs Family offense Suicide
Kansas 4,303 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Family offense
Kentucky 6,812 Dangerous drugs Homicide Simple assault
Louisiana 13,823 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Homicide
Maine 513 Burglary Dangerous drugs Family offense
Maryland 9,857 Family offense Simple assault Homicide
Massachusetts 3,222 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Family offense
Michigan 12,329 Aggravated assault Dangerous drugs Homicide
Minnesota 4,605 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Family offense
Mississippi 4,744 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Property crimes
Missouri 10,213 Dangerous drugs Property crimes Aggravated assault
Montana 1,188 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Homicide
Nebraska 2,240 Threat Dangerous drugs Suicide
Nevada 6,735 Traffic offense Dangerous drugs Family offense
New Hampshire 705 Family offense Dangerous drugs Suicide
New Jersey 4,685 Aggravated assault Dangerous drugs Family offense
New Mexico 4,114 Aggravated assault Dangerous drugs Homicide
New York 10,310 Homicide Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault
North Carolina 23,104 Dangerous drugs Family offense Aggravated assault
North Dakota 778 Dangerous drugs Suicide Family offense
Ohio 20,826 Dangerous drugs Family offense Homicide
Oklahoma 5,302 Dangerous drugs Simple assault Homicide
Oregon 5,459 Dangerous drugs Family offense Suicide
Pennsylvania 15,370 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Family offense
Rhode Island 666 Dangerous drugs Family offense Homicide
South Carolina 10,713 Dangerous drugs Homicide Aggravated assault
South Dakota 832 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Burglary
Tennessee 15,531 Dangerous drugs Simple assault Property crimes
Texas 45,618 Dangerous drugs Aggravated assault Homicide
Utah 3,030 Dangerous drugs Family offense Traffic offense
Vermont 243 Dangerous drugs Family offense Homicide
Virginia 12,184 Dangerous drugs Suicide Homicide
Washington 5,586 Dangerous drugs Family offense Aggravated assault
West Virginia 1,698 Dangerous drugs Homicide Family offense
Wisconsin 7,062 Dangerous drugs Family offense Homicide
Wyoming 298 Dangerous drugs Homicide Suicide
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