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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Guns and Murder (by State)

(See the column: Guns, Men, and Murder: The Data. See these tables also: U.S. Counties and Murder and Guns and Murder (by County).)


The numbers below are from Wikipedia (murder rate) and from Business Insider (gun ownership rate). The states (and D.C.) are ranked by percentage of gun ownership. Murder rates and murder rate ranking averages are shown at the end of the table.

State
Gun %
Murder Rate
Murder Rate Rank
1. DE
5.2
6.7
43
2. RI
5.8
2.7
11
3. NY
10.3
3.1
15
4. NJ
11.3
4.1
22
5. NH
14.4
1.1
1
6. CT
16.6
3.3
17
7. OH
19.6
4.3
24
8. NE
19.8
3.3
18
9. CA
20.1
4.8
29
10. MD
20.7
8.6
48
11. MA
22.6
1.9
7
12. ME
22.6
1.7
4
13. DC
25.9
24.2
51
14. IL
26.2
5.8
36
15. OR
26.6
2.5
10
16. MO
27.1
8.3
47
17. PA
27.1
5.1
32
18. WA
27.7
2.9
14
19. NC
28.7
5.2
33
20. MI
28.8
5.8
37
21. VT
28.8
1.6
3
22. VA
29.3
4.6
27
23. OK
31.2
6.0
39
24. GA
31.6
6.0
38
25. UT
31.9
1.8
5
26. KS
32.2
4.4
25
27. AZ
32.3
4.5
26
28. FL
32.5
5.1
31
29. IA
33.8
2.3
8
30. IN
33.8
5.6
34
31. CO
34.3
3.2
16
32. WI
34.7
4.2
23
33. SD
35
3.7
20
34. TX
35.7
4.8
30
35. MN
36.7
2.4
9
36. NV
37.5
6.2
41
37. TN
39.4
6.2
42
38. KY
42.4
4.7
28
39. MS
42.8
8.7
49
40. SC
44.4
8.2
46
41. LA
44.5
10.3
50
42. HI
45.1
1.3
2
43. ND
47.9
2.8
13
44. AL
48.9
7.2
44
45. NM
49.9
5.6
35
46. MT
52.3
3.5
19
47. WY
53.8
2.7
12
48. WV
54.2
3.8
21
49. ID
56.9
1.9
6
50. AR
57.9
6.1
40
51. AK
61.7
8.0
45
  • The murder rate average of the first 10: 4.2
  • The murder rate average of the last 10: 4.3
  • The murder rate average of the first 25: 5.0
  • The murder rate average of the last 25: 4.9

  • The murder rate rank average of the first 10: 22.8
  • The murder rate rank average of the last 10: 23.7
  • The murder rate rank average of the first 25: 24.4
  • The murder rate rank average of the last 25: 27.6

Copyright 2018, Trevor Grant Thomas
At the Intersection of Politics, Science, Faith, and Reason.
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