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Firearm Death Rates, Ranked by State, 2005

 
Rank State Rate
1 Louisiana 19.04
2 Alaska 17.49
3 Montana 17.22
4 Tennessee 16.39
5 Alabama 16.18
6 Nevada 16.17
7 Arkansas 15.82
8 Arizona 15.69
9 Mississippi 15.64
10 West Virginia 14.39
11 Wyoming 13.95
12 South Carolina 13.87
13 New Mexico 13.86
14 Idaho 13.64
15 Oklahoma 13.21
16 Kentucky 13.13
17 Missouri 12.97
18 North Carolina 12.90
19 Maryland 11.75
20 Virginia 11.74
21 Georgia 11.65
22 Colorado 11.47
23 Indiana 11.25
24 Oregon 11.05
25 Pennsylvania 10.90
26 Texas 10.86
27 Michigan 10.63
28 South Dakota 10.58
29 Florida 10.34
30 Ohio 9.73
31 North Dakota 9.61
32 California 9.55
33 Kansas 9.35
34 Utah 9.12
35 Washington 9.01
36 Delaware 8.91
37 Wisconsin 8.58
38 Maine 8.27
39 Illinois 7.98
40 Nebraska 7.68
41 Vermont 7.07
42 Minnesota 7.04
43 Iowa 6.78
44 New Hampshire 6.73
45 Connecticut 5.34
46 New York 5.28
47 New Jersey 4.99
48 Rhode Island 3.63
49 Massachusetts 3.48
50 Hawaii 2.20
. National Average 10.32

*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Control and Prevention.

 





















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