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Sunday, March 4, 2018

U.S. Counties and Murder

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

The table below is compiled from, among other sources, research released last year from the Crime Prevention Research Center. The 95 counties below are lowest to highest according to the number of murders that occurred in each county. These 95 counties represent only 3% of all U.S. counties, but nearly 60% of the total number of murders in the U.S.

The counties in blue are the top 101 counties (as ranked by City-Data) for the "lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes." The counties in red are the top 101 for the "highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes." The counties with the skull-and-crossbones symbol () are in the list of the "30 major U.S. areas with the highest murder rates."
 

Number of Murders

County/Parish

Gun Ownership Rank

 

 

 

31

Denver, CO

48th

31

Richland, SC

90th

31

Pierce, WA

89th

32

Stanislaus, CA


32

Genesee, MI


32

Mercer, NJ

22nd

32

Travis, TX

91st

32

Norfolk city, VA  


33

Chatham, GA


33

New Hanover, NC

86th

33

Montgomery, OH

83rd

33

Hamilton, TN


34

Monterey, CA


34

Lee, FL


34

St. Louis, MO

82nd

34

Douglas, NE

98th

34

Wake, NC

76th

35

Montgomery, AL  


35

Monroe, NY


35

Cumberland, NC

60th

36

Tulare, CA


36

Hennepin, MN

73rd

36

Charleston, SC

71st

38

New Castle, DE

58th

38

Bernalillo, NM

82nd

39

Mobile, AL


39

Hartford, CT

44th

39

St. Clair, IL  


40

Santa Clara, CA


42

Pinellas, FL


43

Davidson, TN


43

Richmond City, VA  


44

Camden, NJ

28th

45

San Francisco, CA


45

Jefferson Parish, LA

96th

45

Delaware, PA


46

Oklahoma, OK

78th

47

Contra Costa, CA


48

Mecklenberg, OH

81st

49

Tulsa, OK

56th

51

Pima, AZ

89th

56

Prince George, MD

43rd

56

Bronx, NY

2nd

57

Pulaski, AR  

26th

57

Hillsborough, FL

67th

57

Suffolk, MA

5th

57

King, WA

63rd

59

Fresno, CA


59

Kern, CA


61

Orange, CA


63

Lake, IN  

97th

63

East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  

57th

63

Hinds, MS  

40th

64

Jefferson, KY

75th

64

New York, NY

1st

66

Erie, NY


67

San Joaquin, CA


74

San Diego, CA


74

Broward, FL

32nd

76

Cuyahoga, OH

37th

77

Jefferson, AL

49th

77

Hamilton, OH

33rd

78

Palm Beach, FL 

64th 

 79 

Tarrant, TX 

95th 

 80 

 

 

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Number of Murders County/Parish Gun Ownership Rank
      95.      
31
Denver, CO
48th
      94.      
31
Richland, SC
90th
      93.      
31
Pierce, WA
89th
      92.      
32
Stanislaus, CA

      91.      
32
Genesee, MI

      90.     
32
Mercer, NJ
22nd
      89.      
32
Travis, TX
91st
      88.      
32
Norfolk city, VA  

      87.      
33
Chatham, GA

      86.   
33
New Hanover, NC
86th
      85.   
33
Montgomery, OH
83rd
      84.   
33
Hamilton, TN

      83.   
34
Monterey, CA

      82.   
34
Lee, FL

      81.   
34
St. Louis, MO
82nd
      80.   
34
Douglas, NE
98th
      79.   
34
Wake, NC
76th
      78.   
35
Montgomery, AL  

      77.   
35
Monroe, NY

      76.   
35
Cumberland, NC
60th
      75.   
36
Tulare, CA

      74.   
36
Hennepin, MN
73rd
      73.   
36
Charleston, SC
71st
      72.   
38
New Castle, DE
58th
      71.   
38
Bernalillo, NM
82nd
      70.   
39
Mobile, AL

      69.   
39
Hartford, CT
44th
      68.   
39
St. Clair, IL  

      67.   
40
Santa Clara, CA

      66.   
42
Pinellas, FL

      65.   
43
Davidson, TN

      64.   
43
Richmond City, VA  

      63.   
44
Camden, NJ
28th
      62.   
45
San Francisco, CA

      61.   
45
Jefferson Parish, LA
96th
      60.   
45
Delaware, PA

      59.   
46
Oklahoma, OK
78th
      58.   
47
Contra Costa, CA

      57.   
48
Mecklenberg, OH
81st
      56.   
49
Tulsa, OK
56th
      55.   
51
Pima, AZ
89th
      54.   
56
Prince George, MD
43rd
      53.   
56
Bronx, NY
2nd
      52.   
57
Pulaski, AR  
26th
      51.     
57
Hillsborough, FL
67th
      50.   
57
Suffolk, MA
5th
      49.   
57
King, WA
63rd
      48.   
59
Fresno, CA

      47.   
59
Kern, CA

      46.   
61
Orange, CA

      45.   
63
Lake, IN  
97th 
      44.   
63
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  
57th
     43.   
63
Hinds, MS  
40th
      42.   
64
Jefferson, KY
75th
      41.   
64
New York, NY
1st
      40.   
66
Erie, NY

      39.   
67
San Joaquin, CA

      38.   
74
San Diego, CA

      37.   
74
Broward, FL
32nd
      36.   
76
Cuyahoga, OH
37th
      35.   
77
Jefferson, AL
49th
      34.   
77
Hamilton, OH
33rd
      33.   
78
Palm Beach, FL
64th
    32.  
79
Tarrant, TX
95th
     31.   
80
Sacremento, CA

     30.   
89
Franklin, OH
62nd
     29.   
90
Orange, FL
55th
     28.   
90
Milwaukee, WI
53rd
     27.   
91
Queens, NY
7th
     26.   
92
Jackson, MO  
91st
     25.   
93
Riverside, CA

     24.   
96
Duval, FL

     23.   
100
Dekalb, GA

     22.   
100
Allegheny, PA
70th
     21.   
102
Alameda, CA

     20.   
103
Kings, NY
3rd
     19.   
105
DC   
4th
     18.   
110
San Bernardino, CA

     17.   
116
Bexar, TX
94th
     16.   
118
Essex, NJ  
9th
     15.   
132
Fulton, GA  

     14.   
136
Dallas, TX
79th
     13.   
137
Clark, NV
87th
     12.   
139
Marion, IN  
86th
     11.   
145
Shelby, TN  
58th
     10.   
150
Orleans Parish, LA
61st
     9.   
163
St Louis city, MO 
50th
     8.   
186
Maricopa, AZ 
 88th
     7.   
211
Baltimore city, MD  
51st
     6.   
212
Miami-Dade, FL
41st
     5.   
248
Philadelphia, PA  
13th
     4.   
321
Harris, TX
98th
     3.   
341
Wayne, MI  
74th
     2.   
476
Cook, IL
19th
     1.   
526
Los Angeles, CA
36th

Copyright 2018, Trevor Grant Thomas
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