Special Report

Gun Background Checks Down Sharply This Year

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50. Hawaii
> 2017 gun registrations per 1,000: 4.2
> 2017 gun registrations: 6,081
> 2016-2017 % chg.: -30.9%
> Gun ownership: 45.1%
> Firearm deaths per 100,000: 3.6

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49. New Jersey
> 2017 gun registrations per 1,000: 6.2
> 2017 gun registrations: 55,471
> 2016-2017 % chg.: -8.6%
> Gun ownership: 11.3%
> Firearm deaths per 100,000: 5.4

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48. New York
> 2017 gun registrations per 1,000: 9.7
> 2017 gun registrations: 191,169
> 2016-2017 % chg.: 0.8%
> Gun ownership: 10.3%
> Firearm deaths per 100,000: 4.2

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47. Rhode Island
> 2017 gun registrations per 1,000: 12.3
> 2017 gun registrations: 12,969
> 2016-2017 % chg.: -4.6%
> Gun ownership: 5.8%
> Firearm deaths per 100,000: 4.7

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46. Maryland
> 2017 gun registrations per 1,000: 13.3
> 2017 gun registrations: 79,776
> 2016-2017 % chg.: 1.7%
> Gun ownership: 20.7%
> Firearm deaths per 100,000: 11.9

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