Firearm death rates in the United States by state

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This article is a list of U.S. states with firearm death rates per 100,000 population.

In 2016, the overall rate of death by firearms in the United States was 11.8[1] per 100,000 people — the same as for death by motor vehicles — with suicides accounting for roughly two out of every three gun deaths.

Overall firearm death rates[edit]

State firearm death rates, 2016. Rate per 100,000 population. National firearm death rate is 11.8.[2]These numbers include among others death as a result of suicide, self-defense and accidents. A list regarding only murders is provided below.

STATE RATE DEATHS
AL 21.5 1,046
AK 23.3 177
AZ 15.2 1,094
AR 17.8 541
CA 7.9 3,184
CO 14.3 812
CT 4.6 172
DE 11 111
FL 12.6 2,704
GA 15 1,571
HI 4.5 66
ID 14.6 242
IL 11.7 1,490
IN 15 997
IA 9.2 288
KS 13.4 383
KY 17.5 772
LA 21.3 987
ME 8.3 123
MD 11.9 707
MA 3.4 242
MI 12.3 1,230
MN 7.6 432
MS 19.9 587
MO 19 1,144
MT 18.9 194
NE 9.1 171
NV 16.8 498
NH 9.3 132
NJ 5.5 485
NM 18.1 383
NY 4.4 900
NC 13.7 1,409
ND 11.9 90
OH 12.9 1,524
OK 19.6 766
OR 11.9 513
PA 12 1,555
RI 4.1 49
SC 17.7 891
SD 13.4 108
TN 17.1 1,148
TX 12.1 3,353
UT 12.9 370
VT 11.1 78
VA 12.1 1,049
WA 9 686
WV 17.5 332
WI 11.4 664
WY 17.4 101

Age-adjusted table and map[edit]

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These rates have been age-adjusted. The age-adjusted rates are rates that would exist if the population of each state had the same age distribution as the "standard" US population. See the references for more info:[3][4]

State firearm death rates, 2013. Rate per 100,000 population. Age-adjusted death rates. United States: 10.4


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Alabama 17.6
Alaska 19.8
Arizona 14.1
Arkansas 16.8
California 7.7
Colorado 11.5
Connecticut 4.4
Delaware 10.3
Florida 11.9
Georgia 12.6
Hawaii 2.6
Idaho 14.1
Illinois 8.6
Indiana 13.0
Iowa 8.0
Kansas 11.4
Kentucky 13.7
Louisiana 19.3
Maine 10.9
Maryland 9.7
Massachusetts 3.1
Michigan 12.0
Minnesota 7.6
Mississippi 17.8
Missouri 14.4
Montana 16.7
Nebraska 9.0
Nevada 13.8
New Hampshire 6.4
New Jersey 5.7
New Mexico 15.5
New York 4.2
North Carolina 12.1
North Dakota 11.8
Ohio 11.0
Oklahoma 16.5
Oregon 11.0
Pennsylvania 11.2
Rhode Island 5.3
South Carolina 15.2
South Dakota 10.0
Tennessee 15.4
Texas 10.6
Utah 12.6
Vermont 9.2
Virginia 10.2
Washington 8.7
West Virginia 14.3
Wisconsin 9.7
Wyoming 16.7

Murders[edit]

This is a list of the U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The population data is the official data from the U.S. Census Bureau.[5] The murder rates and gun murder rates were calculated based on the FBI reports.[6] The official population of each state for 2010 and gun ownership rates were added for context.[7]

The official population data from the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010 is 309.3 million. The gun murders in 2010 from FBI reports is 8,775.[8]

In 2010 the reported [8] gun murder rate for the U.S. was 2.84 per 100,000, the overall estimated gun homicide rate is 3.5. It should be noted that American statistics differ from other countries. For example, "homicide numbers in England and Wales 'exclude any cases which do not result in conviction, or where the person is not prosecuted on grounds of self defence or otherwise.'"[9] It is reasonably inferred that the U.S. statistics are calculated at more than twice those of other countries due to the inclusion of non-arrest, non-conviction data. For instance, in 2012, the U.S. suffered 14,827 reported homicides for which only 7,133 arrests resulted. The U.S. reports at 70% conviction rate for murder prosecutions.[10]

State Population (total inhabitants) (2010) Population density (inhabitants per square mile) (2010) Murders

(total deaths) (2010)

Gun

murders (total deaths)(2010)

Gun

ownership (%)(2013)

Murders

(rate per 100,000 inhabitants)(2010)

Gun

murders (rate per 100,000 inhabitants) (2010)

Alabama 4,779,736 94.65 199 135 48.9% 4.2 2.8
Alaska 710,231 1.264 31 19 61.7% 4.4 2.7
Arizona 6,392,017 57.05 326 232 32.3% 4.5 3.6
Arkansas 2,915,918 56.43 130 93 57.9% 4.5 3.2
California 37,253,956 244.2 1,811 1,257 20.1% 4.9 3.4
Colorado 5,029,196 49.33 117 65 34.3% 2.3 1.3
Connecticut 3,574,097 741.4 131 97 16.6% 3.7 2.7
Delaware 897,934 470.7 48 38 5.2% 5.3 4.2
District of Columbia 601,723 10298 131 99 25.9% 21.8 16.5
Florida 19,687,653 360.2 987 669 32.5% 5.0 3.4
Georgia 9,920,000 165 527 376 31.6% 5.3 3.8
Hawaii 1,360,301 216.8 24 7 45.1% 1.8 0.5
Idaho 1,567,582 19.5 21 12 56.9% 1.3 0.8
Illinois 12,830,632 231.9 706 364 26.2% 5.5 2.8
Indiana 6,483,802 182.5 198 142 33.8% 3.1 2.2
Iowa 3,046,355 54.81 38 21 33.8% 1.2 0.7
Kansas 2,853,118 35.09 100 63 32.2% 3.5 2.2
Kentucky 4,339,367 110.0 180 116 42.4% 4.5 2.7
Louisiana 4,533,372 105.0 437 351 44.5% 9.6 7.7
Maine 1,328,361 43.04 24 11 22.6% 1.8 0.8
Maryland 5,773,552 606.2 424 293 20.7% 7.3 5.1
Massachusetts 6,547,629 852.1 209 118 22.6% 3.2 1.8
Michigan 9,883,640 174.8 558 413 28.8% 5.6 4.2
Minnesota 5,303,925 67.14 91 53 36.7% 1.7 1.0
Mississippi 2,967,297 63.50 165 120 42.8% 5.6 4.0
Missouri 5,988,927 87.26 419 321 27.1% 7.0 5.4
Montana 989,415 6.858 21 12 52.3% 2.1 1.2
Nebraska 1,826,341 23.97 51 32 19.8% 2.8 1.8
Nevada 2,700,551 24.80 158 84 37.5% 5.9 3.1
New Hampshire 1,316,470 147.0 13 5 14.4% 1.0 0.4
New Jersey 8,791,894 1189 363 246 11.3% 4.1 2.8
New Mexico 2,059,179 17.16 118 67 49.9% 5.7 3.3
New York 19,378,102 415.3 860 517 10.3% 4.4 2.7
North Carolina 9,535,483 200.6 445 286 28.7% 4.7 3.0
North Dakota 672,591 9.916 9 4 47.9% 1.3 0.6
Ohio 11,536,504 282.5 460 310 19.6% 4.0 2.7
Oklahoma 3,751,351 55.22 188 111 31.2% 5.0 3.0
Oregon 3,831,074 40.33 78 36 26.6% 2.0 0.9
Pennsylvania 12,702,379 285.3 646 457 27.1% 5.1 3.6
Rhode Island 1,052,567 1006 29 16 5.8% 2.8 1.5
South Carolina 4,625,364 157.1 280 207 44.4% 6.1 4.5
South Dakota 814,180 10.86 14 8 35.0% 1.7 1.0
Tennessee 6,346,105 156.6 356 219 39.4% 5.6 3.5
Texas 25,145,561 98.07 1,246 805 35.7% 5.0 3.2
Utah 2,763,885 34.30 52 22 31.9% 1.9 0.8
Vermont 625,741 67.73 7 2 28.8% 1.1 0.3
Virginia 8,001,024 207.3 369 250 29.3% 4.6 3.1
Washington 6,724,540 102.6 151 93 27.7% 2.2 1.4
West Virginia 1,852,994 77.06 55 27 54.2% 3.0 1.5
Wisconsin 5,686,986 105.2 151 97 34.7% 2.7 1.7
Wyoming 563,626 5.851 8 5 53.8% 1.4 0.9

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