Murder in the United States by state

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This article 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. The murder rates and gun murder rates were calculated based on the FBI reports and the official population of each state for 2010.

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 8,374.[1]

In 2010 the gun murder rate for the U.S. was 2.71 per 100,000.

States[edit]

State[1] Population
(total inhabitants)
(2010)
Population
density

(inhabitants
per square mile)

(2010)
Murders
(total deaths)
(2010)
[2]
Gun
murders
(total deaths)
(2010)
[2]
Gun
ownership
(%)
(2013)
[3]
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 57.05 352 232 32.3% 5.5 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

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crime in the U.S.; Government website
  2. ^ a b "Table 20: Murder by State, Types of Weapons, 2010". Uniform Crime Reports. Crime in the U.S. 2010. FBI. 
  3. ^ (subscription required)"Gun Owners as a Percentage of Each State's Population, 2013" (PDF). BMJ.