Gun violence in the United States by state

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This article is a list of the U.S. states, with population, murders and non-negligent 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 census population of each state.

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

The 2019 U.S. population total was 328.2 million.[2] The 2019 U.S. overall murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate per 100,000 inhabitants was 5.0.[3]

2015 data[edit]

Legend
Lowest 1st Quartile 2nd Quartile 3rd Quartile 4th Quartile Highest
State Population
(total inhabitants)
(2015) [4]
Murders and
Nonnegligent
Manslaughter
(total deaths)
(2015) [1]
Murders
(total deaths)
(2015) [5]
Gun Murders
(total deaths)
(2015) [5]
Gun
Ownership
(%)
(2013) [6]
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 [a] [a] 48.9 7.2 [a] [a]
Alaska 737,709 59 57 39 61.7 8.0 7.7 5.3
Arizona 6,817,565 306 278 171 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
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 25.8 1.3 1.3 0.3
Idaho 1,652,828 32 30 24 56.9 1.9 1.8 1.5
Illinois 12,859,995[7] 744 497 440 26.2 5.8 3.9 3.4
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 2.56 2.7 1.7
  1. ^ a b c d Limited supplemental homicide data were received.
  2. ^ a b c d No data available.
Gun Ownership Related to Gun Violence by State (United States)

2019 data[edit]

Legend
Lowest 1st Quartile 2nd Quartile 3rd Quartile 4th Quartile Highest
State Population
(2019) [2]
Murder and
Nonnegligent
Manslaughter
(2019) [3]
Murder
(2019)[a] [8]
Firearm
Murder
(2019) [8]
Household
Firearm
Ownership
(%)
(2016) [9]
Murder and
Nonnegligent
Manslaughter
Rate
(per 100,000)
(2019)
Murder Rate
(per 100,000)
(2019)
Firearm
Murder Rate
(per 100,000)
(2019)
Alabama 4903185 358 -[b] -[b] 52 7.3 -[b] -[b]
Alaska 731545 69 69 44 57 9.4 9.4 6.0
Arizona 7278717 365 337 213 36 5.0 4.6 2.9
Arkansas 3017804 242 231 177 51 8.0 7.7 5.9
California 39512223 1690 1679 1142 16 4.3 4.2 2.9
Colorado 5758736 218 209 135 37 3.8 3.6 2.3
Connecticut 3565287 104 104 65 18 2.9 2.9 1.8
Delaware 973764 48 48 40 38 4.9 4.9 4.1
Florida 21477737 1122 -[c] -[c] 28 5.2 -[c] -[c]
Georgia 10617423 654 445 367 37 6.2 4.2 3.5
Hawaii 1415872 48 32 9 9 3.4 2.3 0.6
Idaho 1787065 35 35 16 57 2.0 2.0 0.9
Illinois 12671821 832 771[d] 647[d] 22 6.6 6.1[d] 5.1[d]
Indiana 6732219 377 247 185 42 5.6 3.7 2.7
Iowa 3155070 60 58 36 38 1.9 1.8 1.1
Kansas 2913314 105 93 56 42 3.6 3.2 1.9
Kentucky 4467673 221 221 174 52 4.9 4.9 3.9
Louisiana 4648794 544 522 433 52 11.7 11.2 9.3
Maine 1344212 20 20 13 47 1.5 1.5 1.0
Maryland 6045680 542 551 460 16 9.0 9.1 7.6
Massachusetts 6892503 152 146 86 9 2.2 2.1 1.2
Michigan 9986857 556 551 379 38 5.6 5.5 3.8
Minnesota 5639632 117 114 79 39 2.1 2.0 1.4
Mississippi 2976149 332 189 153 54 11.2 6.4 5.1
Missouri 6137428 568 566 486 52 9.3 9.2 7.9
Montana 1068778 27 27 16 65 2.5 2.5 1.5
Nebraska 1934408 45 45 35 39 2.3 2.3 1.8
Nevada 3080156 143 147 94 32 4.6 4.8 3.1
New Hampshire 1359711 33 33 16 46 2.4 2.4 1.2
New Jersey 8882190 262 262 176 8 2.9 2.9 2.0
New Mexico 2096829 181 146 96 35 8.6 7.0 4.6
New York 19453561 558 550 298 14 2.9 2.8 1.5
North Carolina 10488084 632 516 383 37 6.0 4.9 3.7
North Dakota 762062 24 26 13 53 3.1 3.4 1.7
Ohio 11689100 538 521 382 41 4.6 4.5 3.3
Oklahoma 3956971 266 264 189 54 6.7 6.7 4.8
Oregon 4217737 116 98 61 41 2.8 2.3 1.4
Pennsylvania 12801989 669 556 429 40 5.2 4.3 3.4
Rhode Island 1059361 25 25 10 13 2.4 2.4 0.9
South Carolina 5148714 464 445 381 45 9.0 8.6 7.4
South Dakota 884659 17 19 7 55 1.9 2.1 0.8
Tennessee 6829174 498 498 391 46 7.3 7.3 5.7
Texas 28995881 1409 1379 1064 35 4.9 4.8 3.7
Utah 3205958 72 66 41 39 2.2 2.1 1.3
Vermont 623989 11 11 8 50 1.8 1.8 1.3
Virginia 8535519 426 427 323 35 5.0 5.0 3.8
Washington 7614893 198 194 135 32 2.6 2.5 1.8
West Virginia 1792147 78 72 48 60 4.4 4.0 2.7
Wisconsin 5822434 175 178 119 47 3.0 3.1 2.0
Wyoming 578759 13 13 9 60 2.2 2.2 1.6
  1. ^ Total number of murders for which supplemental homicide data were received.
  2. ^ a b c d Limited data for 2019 were available for Alabama.
  3. ^ a b c d No data available.
  4. ^ a b c d Limited supplemental homicide data were received.

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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