Thursday, January 22, 2015


Nilanjana Bose asked me recently what the most commonly used weapons are in a homicide? So I did some research.

Top 10 most common murder weapons

1. Firearms

2. Knives

3. Punches or kicks


4. Clubs or baseball bats
5. Asphyxiation from carbon monoxide or sulfur
6. Strangulation
 7. Fire
8. Narcotics
9. Drowning

10. Explosives

And if you want actual stats just go here:

What's your weapon of choice?


1 comment:

  1. Hi Yolanda!

    So pleased you answered my question! But quite surprised at punches/kicks taking a top spot - you got to be super confident of your knuckle power, not sure that it's a very reliable method. :) My weapon of choice definitely knives or poison, cleaner and silent, dislike loud bangs!

    Hope all is well with you.


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