State Firearm Death Rates, Ranked by Rate, 2020

Rank State Rate
1 Mississippi 27.57
2 Wyoming 26.45
3 Louisiana 25.47
4 Alaska 23.93
5 (tie) Alabama 23.18
5 (tie) Missouri 23.18
7 New Mexico 22.74
8 Arkansas 22.21
9 Montana 22.03
10 South Carolina 21.67
11 Tennessee 21.39
12 Oklahoma 20.75
13 Kentucky 20.15
14 West Virginia 18.21
15 Georgia 17.71
16 Idaho 17.57
17 Nevada 17.43
18 Indiana 17.16
19 Arizona 17.05
20 Kansas 16.95
21 North Carolina 16.03
22 Colorado 15.88
23 Ohio 15.09
24 Michigan 14.59
25 Texas 14.18
26 Florida 13.99
27 Oregon 13.96
28 Illinois 13.86
29 Pennsylvania 13.71
30 Delaware 13.68
31 Virginia 13.67
32 South Dakota 13.44
33 Maryland 13.26
34 Utah 13.20
35 North Dakota 13.07
36 Wisconsin 12.29
37 Vermont 12.19
38 Maine 11.33
39 Washington 11.23
40 Iowa 11.10
41 Nebraska 10.17
42 New Hampshire 9.37
43 Minnesota 9.07
44 California 8.76
45 Connecticut 6.16
46 New York 5.44
47 Rhode Island 5.11
48 New Jersey 4.99
49 Massachusetts 3.89
50 Hawaii 3.55
. National Firearm Death Rate 13.73

*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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