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State Firearm Death Rates, Ranked by Rate, 2007

 
Rank State Rate
1
Louisiana 19.87
2
Mississippi 18.32
3
Alaska 17.62
4
Alabama 17.55
5
Nevada 16.21
6
Arkansas 15.05
7 Tennessee 15.03
8 New Mexico 15.02
9 Arizona 14.97
10 West Virginia 14.75
11 Montana 14.53
12 Wyoming 14.52
13 Kentucky 14.45
14 South Carolina 13.44
15 Oklahoma 13.36
16 Georgia 13.06
17 Missouri 12.91
18 Idaho 12.50
19 Florida 12.48
20 North Carolina 12.34
21 Maryland 12.07
22 Michigan 10.90
23 Texas 10.74
24 Virginia 10.72
25 Pennsylvania 10.67
26 Indiana 10.57
27 Kansas 10.51
28 Colorado 10.43
29 Oregon 10.36
30 Ohio 9.63
31 Utah 9.48
32 Delaware 9.17
33 California 8.98
34 North Dakota 8.94
35 Wisconsin 8.72
36 Washington 8.50
37 Vermont 8.38
38 Maine 8.13
39 Illinois 8.05
40 Nebraska 8.02
41 Minnesota 6.64
42 South Dakota 6.54
43 New Hampshire 5.94
44 Iowa 5.26
45 New Jersey 5.15
46 New York 5.07
47 Connecticut 4.27
48 Massachusetts 3.63
49 Rhode Island 3.51
50 Hawaii 2.82
. National Average 10.34

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

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