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State Firearm Death Rates, Ranked by Rate, 2009

 

RankStateRate
1
Louisiana18.03
2
Wyoming17.64
3
Alabama17.63
4
Montana17.03
5
Mississippi16.50
6
Arkansas16.09
7Nevada15.36
8Tennessee15.34
9Alaska14.89
10New Mexico 14.88
11Oklahoma14.46
12South Carolina 13.90
13West Virginia 13.79
14Missouri13.73
15 (tie)Arizona12.98
15 (tie)Kentucky12.98
17Georgia12.69
18Idaho12.68
19Florida12.54
20North Carolina 11.85
21Colorado11.60
22Indiana11.44
23Michigan10.98
24Oregon10.90
25Texas10.86
26Kansas10.75
27Pennsylvania10.70
28Virginia10.61
29Maryland10.28
30Vermont9.65
31Washington9.35
32Utah9.34
33Maine9.25
34South Dakota 9.23
35North Dakota 9.12
36 (tie)Delaware8.59
36 (tie)Ohio8.59
38 California8.37
39 Illinois8.19
40Wisconsin8.08
41Nebraska7.35
42New Hampshire 6.72
43Iowa6.42
44Minnesota6.38
45Rhode Island 5.32
46Connecticut4.92
47New York 4.90
48New Jersey 4.72
49Hawaii3.63
50Massachusetts 3.14
.National Firearm Death Rate10.19

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

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