State Firearm Death Rates, Ranked by Rate, 2017

Rank State Rate
1 Alaska 24.33
2 Montana 23.23
3 Alabama 23.06
4 Louisiana 21.52
5 Missouri 21.38
6 Mississippi 21.18
7 Arkansas 20.40
8 Wyoming 19.51
9 West Virginia 19.16
10 New Mexico 18.87
11 Tennessee 18.55
12 South Carolina 17.77
13 Oklahoma 17.32
14 Nevada 16.94
15 Kentucky 16.39
16 Idaho 16.31
17 Arizona 16.16
18 Kansas 16.00
19 Georgia 15.56
20 Indiana 15.24
21 North Carolina 13.92
22 Colorado 13.89
23 North Dakota 13.64
24 Ohio 13.63
25 Utah 13.22
26 Florida 12.98
27 Maine 12.88
28 Pennsylvania 12.78
29 Oregon 12.75
30 Texas 12.41
31 Virginia 12.29
32 Maryland 12.26
33 Illinois 12.05
34 South Dakota 11.61
35 Delaware 11.54
36 Washington 11.46
37 Michigan 11.42
38 Vermont 11.22
39 New Hampshire 10.87
40 Wisconsin 10.77
41 Iowa 9.31
42 Minnesota 8.34
43 Nebraska 8.33
44 California 8.05
45 New Jersey 5.31
46 Connecticut 5.24
47 Rhode Island 4.06
48 New York 3.89
49 Massachusetts 3.82
50 Hawaii 2.73
. National Firearm Death Rate 12.21

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

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