Gun violence 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, with population, murders and nonnegligent manslaughter, murders, gun murders, and gun ownership percentage, then calculated rates per 100,000. The population data is from the U.S. Census Bureau. Murder rates were calculated based on the FBI Uniform Crime Reports and the estimated 2015 population of each state.

The 2015 U.S. population total was 320.9 million. The 2015 U.S. overall murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rate per 100,000 inhabitants was 4.9.[1]

States[edit]

Legend
Lowest 1st Quartile 2nd Quartile 3rd Quartile 4th Quartile Highest
State Population
(total inhabitants)
(2015) [2]
Murders and
Nonnegligent
Manslaughter
(total deaths)
(2015) [1]
Murders
(total deaths)
(2015) [3]
Gun Murders
(total deaths)
(2015) [3]
Gun
Ownership
(%)
(2013) [4]
Murder and
Nonnegligent
Manslaughter
Rate
(per 100,000)
(2015)
Murder Rate
(per 100,000)
(2015)
Gun
Murder Rate
(per 100,000)
(2015)
Alabama 4,853,875 348 3[a] 3[a] 48.9 7.2 0.1[a] 0.1[a]
Alaska 737,709 59 57 39 61.7 8.0 7.7 5.3
Arizona 6,817,565 309 278 171 32.3 4.5 4.1 2.5
Arkansas 2,977,853 181 164 110 57.9 6.1 5.5 3.7
California 38,993,940 1,861 1,861 1,275 20.1 4.8 4.8 3.3
Colorado 5,448,819 176 176 115 34.3 3.2 3.2 2.1
Connecticut 3,584,730 117 107 73 16.6 3.3 3.0 2.0
Delaware 944,076 63 63 52 5.2 6.7 6.7 5.5
District of Columbia 670,377 162 162 121 25.9 24.2 24.2 18.0
Florida 20,244,914 1,041 [b] [b] 32.5 5.1 [b] [b]
Georgia 10,199,398 615 565 464 31.6 6.0 5.5 4.5
Hawaii 1,425,157 19 19 4 45.1 1.3 1.3 0.3
Idaho 1,652,828 32 30 24 56.9 1.9 1.8 1.5
Illinois 12,839,047 744 497[a] 440[a] 26.2 5.8 3.9[a] 3.4[a]
Indiana 6,612,768 373 272 209 33.8 5.6 4.1 3.2
Iowa 3,121,997 72 72 49 33.8 2.3 2.3 1.6
Kansas 2,906,721 128 125 91 32.2 4.4 4.3 3.1
Kentucky 4,424,611 209 209 141 42.4 4.7 4.7 3.2
Louisiana 4,668,960 481 474 379 44.5 10.3 10.2 8.1
Maine 1,329,453 23 23 16 22.6 1.7 1.7 1.2
Maryland 5,994,983 516 372 279 20.7 8.6 6.2 4.7
Massachusetts 6,784,240 128 126 81 22.6 1.9 1.9 1.2
Michigan 9,917,715 571 571 389 28.8 5.8 5.8 3.9
Minnesota 5,482,435 133 133 79 36.7 2.4 2.4 1.4
Mississippi 2,989,390 259 159 126 42.8 8.7 5.3 4.2
Missouri 6,076,204 502 499 418 27.1 8.3 8.2 6.9
Montana 1,032,073 36 36 18 52.3 3.5 3.5 1.7
Nebraska 1,893,765 62 61 43 19.8 3.3 3.2 2.3
Nevada 2,883,758 178 177 113 37.5 6.2 6.1 3.9
New Hampshire 1,330,111 14 14 8 14.4 1.1 1.1 0.6
New Jersey 8,935,421 363 353 255 11.3 4.1 4.0 2.9
New Mexico 2,080,328 117 94 56 49.9 5.6 4.5 2.7
New York 19,747,183 609 611 383 10.3 3.1 3.1 1.9
North Carolina 10,035,186 517 506 353 28.7 5.2 5.0 3.5
North Dakota 756,835 21 17 9 47.9 2.8 2.2 1.2
Ohio 11,605,090 500 480 316 19.6 4.3 4.1 2.7
Oklahoma 3,907,414 234 233 149 31.2 6.0 6.0 3.8
Oregon 4,024,634 99 71 34 26.6 2.5 1.8 0.8
Pennsylvania 12,791,904 658 651 497 27.1 5.1 5.1 3.9
Rhode Island 1,055,607 29 27 10 5.8 2.7 2.6 0.9
South Carolina 4,894,834 399 394 312 44.4 8.2 8.0 6.4
South Dakota 857,919 32 27 12 35.0 3.7 3.1 1.4
Tennessee 6,595,056 406 402 297 39.4 6.2 6.1 4.5
Texas 27,429,639 1,316 1,276 906 35.7 4.8 4.7 3.3
Utah 2,990,632 54 54 34 31.9 1.8 1.8 1.1
Vermont 626,088 10 10 8 28.8 1.6 1.6 1.3
Virginia 8,367,587 383 383 275 29.3 4.6 4.6 3.3
Washington 7,160,290 211 209 141 27.7 2.9 2.9 2.0
West Virginia 1,841,053 70 57 30 54.2 3.8 3.1 1.6
Wisconsin 5,767,891 240 238 170 34.7 4.2 4.1 2.9
Wyoming 586,107 16 16 10 53.8 2.7 2.7 1.7
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Limited supplemental homicide data were received.
  2. ^ a b c d No data available.

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (September 2016). "Table 4, Crime in the United States by Region, Geographic Division, and State, 2014–2015". Crime in the United States, 2015. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  2. ^ Population Division, US Census Bureau (December 2016). "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  3. ^ a b Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (September 2016). "Table 20, Murder by State, Types of Weapons, 2015". Crime in the United States, 2015. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  4. ^ "Gun ownership and social gun culture" (PDF). Injury Prevention. 2016 (22): 216–220. June 29, 2015. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041586. Retrieved 2017-04-23.