Twice As Many Killed By Blades Than Rifles In 2021: FBI

  • The FBI reported that more than twice as many people were killed by blades than rifles last year.
  • According to the FBI, 1,035 people were killed “with knives or cutting instruments” in 2021.
  • That compares to 447 people who were killed with rifles, per the FBI report.
  • This reflects a trend in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. In 2020, the UCR found that 3.5 times more people were killed with “knives or cutting instruments” than rifles.