Gun Homicides per 100,000 residents, by US State (2007 – 2016)

Gun Homicides per 100,000 residents, by US State
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Gun Homicides per 100,000 residents:
District of Columbia – 14.4
Louisiana – 9.9
Mississippi – 7.8
Alabama – 7
Maryland – 5.9
Missouri – 5.7
South Carolina – 5.7
Arkansas – 5.3
Tennessee – 5.3
Georgia – 5.2
Illinois – 5.1
Michigan – 4.9
Delaware – 4.5
North Carolina – 4.5
Oklahoma – 4.5
Florida – 4.4
Arizona – 4.1
New Mexico – 4.1
Indiana – 4
Pennsylvania – 4
Nevada – 3.8
Ohio – 3.8
Texas – 3.8
California – 3.7
Alaska – 3.5
Kentucky – 3.5
Virginia – 3.3
New Jersey – 3.1
West Virginia – 2.9
Kansas – 2.8
Nebraska – 2.4
New York – 2.3
Colorado – 2.2
Connecticut – 2.2
Wisconsin – 2.2
Washington – 1.8
Montana – 1.6
Massachusetts – 1.5
Oregon – 1.5
Wyoming – 1.5
Rhode Island – 1.4
Minnesota – 1.3
Utah – 1.2
Idaho – 1.1
Iowa – 1.1
Maine – 1
North Dakota – 1
South Dakota – 1
Vermont – 0.9
Hawaii – 0.6
New Hampshire – 0.6
Total 119,682 deaths (3.8 per 100,000)

Percent who own guns

Who own guns
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In the Northeast, gun ownership was below the U.S. average. The lowest rate of gun ownership in Delaware (5.2%). The highest gun ownership rate in Alaska (61.7%).

Best U.S. States for Gun Owners

Guns & Ammo editors estimated each U.S. in each of 5 categories: Right to Carry, access to “Black Rifles”, the states’ use-of-force laws, the prohibition of items regulated by the National Firearms Act and a catch-all Miscellaneous column. U.S. States are awarded 0-10 points in each category and ranked according to their total number of points.

Best U.S. States for Gun Owners

Top 10 best states for gun owners

  1. Arizona
  2. Idaho
  3. Alaska
  4. Kansas
  5. Wyoming
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Utah
  8. Montana
  9. Texas
  10. Georgia

Top 10 worst states for gun owners

  1. New York
  2. New Jersey
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Hawaii
  5. Washington, DC
  6. California
  7. Connecticut
  8. Maryland
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