The FBI has just released a group of statistics on crime for 2008. The data is sorted by offense, region, state, and by local agency.
This is just one set of data:
NC State total murders 586
Total firearms 362
Firearms (type unknown) 54
Knives or cutting instruments 54
Other weapons 102
Hands, fists, feet, etc. 68
Other type of data: Crime by type - violent, property; trends rates and weapons used; Data on the persons arrested - age, gender, race - for 29 separated offenses, including murder; Police employee data: Includes data about sworn officers and civilian employees.
Law enforcement officers killed and assaulted data will be available in mid October.
The 2008 edition of the annual report Hate Crime Statistics is tentatively scheduled for release on November 23, 2009.