Gun Deaths by State

Gun violence is the cause of tens of thousands of deaths every year in the United States. In 2018, there were 38,390 deaths by firearms according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; of that, 24,432 were the result of suicide. 

Since the 1980s, several firearm-related laws have been enacted in an attempt to curb gun deaths, including the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (which included the so-called “assault weapons ban”). However, the Supreme Court has overturned various federal and state gun control laws, such as in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago.

Much of the debate around gun violence revolves around gun control. Proponents of gun control argue that more laws that restrict firearm purchasing and ownership would decrease the number of guns in circulation and reduce gun-related homicides. However, gun rights proponents argue that criminals are statistically most likely to commit these crimes and would not be deterred by such laws.

Learn for yourself how the gun death rate changes by state by scrolling through the data in the charts.

Gun Deaths by State

Alabama

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1,141

#16 in the US

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325

#28 in the US

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6.5

#32 in the US

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23.6

#4 in the US

Alaska

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175

#41 in the US

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90

#42 in the US

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12.3

#7 in the US

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23.5

#5 in the US

Arizona

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1,265

#12 in the US

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805

#15 in the US

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11.3

#8 in the US

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16.7

#19 in the US

Arkansas

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673

#26 in the US

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484

#21 in the US

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16.1

#5 in the US

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22.6

#7 in the US

California

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3,449

#2 in the US

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3,498

#1 in the US

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8.8

#24 in the US

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8.5

#42 in the US

Colorado

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922

#19 in the US

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488

#20 in the US

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8.5

#25 in the US

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15.4

#22 in the US

Connecticut

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219

#39 in the US

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220

#32 in the US

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6.1

#33 in the US

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6

#45 in the US

Delaware

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135

#44 in the US

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98

#40 in the US

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9.9

#17 in the US

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14.4

#24 in the US

Florida

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3,041

#3 in the US

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2,087

#3 in the US

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9.7

#18 in the US

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13.7

#28 in the US

Georgia

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1,897

#4 in the US

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834

#14 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

7.8

#29 in the US

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17.7

#15 in the US

Hawaii

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50

#50 in the US

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65

#44 in the US

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4.5

#40 in the US

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3.4

#49 in the US

Idaho

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321

#36 in the US

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68

#43 in the US

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3.7

#46 in the US

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17.6

#16 in the US

Illinois

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1,745

#7 in the US

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1,137

#5 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

8.9

#26 in the US

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14.1

#25 in the US

Indiana

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1,159

#15 in the US

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656

#17 in the US

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9.7

#19 in the US

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17.3

#17 in the US

Iowa

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351

#34 in the US

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172

#35 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

5.4

#36 in the US

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11.2

#37 in the US

Kansas

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494

#30 in the US

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143

#38 in the US

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4.9

#41 in the US

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16.9

#20 in the US

Kentucky

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902

#20 in the US

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464

#24 in the US

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10.3

#13 in the US

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20.1

#11 in the US

Louisiana

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1,183

#13 in the US

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1,065

#10 in the US

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22.9

#2 in the US

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26.3

#2 in the US

Maine

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153

#43 in the US

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39

#48 in the US

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2.9

#50 in the US

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10.4

#39 in the US

Maryland

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803

#24 in the US

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738

#16 in the US

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11.9

#9 in the US

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13.5

#29 in the US

Massachusetts

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268

#37 in the US

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230

#31 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

3.3

#47 in the US

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3.7

#50 in the US

Michigan

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1,454

#10 in the US

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1,067

#9 in the US

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10.6

#14 in the US

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14.6

#26 in the US

Minnesota

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513

#29 in the US

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323

#29 in the US

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5.7

#37 in the US

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8.9

#43 in the US

Mississippi

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818

#23 in the US

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350

#26 in the US

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11.8

#10 in the US

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28.6

#1 in the US

Missouri

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1,426

#11 in the US

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1,108

#6 in the US

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18

#3 in the US

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23.9

#6 in the US

Montana

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238

#38 in the US

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96

#41 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

8.9

#27 in the US

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20.9

#12 in the US

Nebraska

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197

#40 in the US

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127

#39 in the US

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6.5

#34 in the US

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10.1

#40 in the US

Nevada

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547

#28 in the US

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308

#30 in the US

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9.9

#20 in the US

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17

#18 in the US

New Hampshire

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128

#45 in the US

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20

#51 in the US

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1.5

#51 in the US

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8.9

#44 in the US

New Jersey

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443

#32 in the US

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497

#19 in the US

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5.4

#38 in the US

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5

#46 in the US

New Mexico

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479

#31 in the US

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193

#33 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

9.1

#21 in the US

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22.7

#8 in the US

New York

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1,052

#18 in the US

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1,087

#8 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

5.4

#39 in the US

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5.3

#47 in the US

North Carolina

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1,699

#8 in the US

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1,192

#4 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

11.4

#11 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

16

#21 in the US

North Dakota

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100

#47 in the US

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59

#46 in the US

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7.6

#30 in the US

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13.8

#30 in the US

Ohio

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1,764

#5 in the US

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1,089

#7 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

9.2

#22 in the US

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15.2

#23 in the US

Oklahoma

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826

#22 in the US

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471

#23 in the US

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11.9

#12 in the US

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20.7

#13 in the US

Oregon

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592

#27 in the US

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188

#34 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

4.4

#42 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

13

#31 in the US

Pennsylvania

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1,752

#6 in the US

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433

#25 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

3.3

#48 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

13.6

#32 in the US

Rhode Island

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54

#49 in the US

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46

#47 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

4.2

#43 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

5.1

#48 in the US

South Carolina

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1,131

#17 in the US

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891

#12 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

17.4

#4 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

22

#9 in the US

South Dakota

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120

#46 in the US

NUMBER OF HOMICIDE INCIDENTShelp

62

#45 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

7

#31 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

13.6

#33 in the US

Tennessee

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1,473

#9 in the US

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970

#11 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

14

#6 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

21.3

#10 in the US

Texas

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4,164

#1 in the US

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2,993

#2 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

10.3

#15 in the US

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14.2

#27 in the US

Utah

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429

#33 in the US

NUMBER OF HOMICIDE INCIDENTShelp

147

#37 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

4.5

#44 in the US

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13.6

#34 in the US

Vermont

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76

#48 in the US

NUMBER OF HOMICIDE INCIDENTShelp

24

#50 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

3.7

#49 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

11.6

#38 in the US

Virginia

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1,174

#14 in the US

NUMBER OF HOMICIDE INCIDENTShelp

863

#13 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

10

#16 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

13.4

#35 in the US

Washington

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864

#21 in the US

NUMBER OF HOMICIDE INCIDENTShelp

472

#22 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

6.1

#35 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

10.9

#41 in the US

West Virginia

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325

#35 in the US

NUMBER OF HOMICIDE INCIDENTShelp

162

#36 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

9

#23 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

18.1

#14 in the US

Wisconsin

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717

#25 in the US

NUMBER OF HOMICIDE INCIDENTShelp

499

#18 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

8.5

#28 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

12.2

#36 in the US

Wyoming

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154

#42 in the US

NUMBER OF HOMICIDE INCIDENTShelp

27

#49 in the US

HOMICIDE RATEhelp

4.7

#45 in the US

GUN DEATH RATEhelp

25.9

#3 in the US