(09/27/10) THE BRONX - A new report released today shows that many crimes in 2009 were committed with illegal guns purchased within only 10 states nationwide.

The states' gun sales account for nearly 21,000 crimes in other states. The report surveyed more than 500 mayors from Georgia, Florida, Virginia, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California and Arizona.

The group that published the report is led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.