States With the Most Gun Violence

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5. Oklahoma
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 19.6 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 766 (suicides: 517, homicides: 238)
> Violent crime rate: 449.8 per 100,000 (14th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 16.3% (9th highest)

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4. Mississippi
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 19.8 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 587 (suicides: 268, homicides: 282)
> Violent crime rate: 280.5 per 100,000 (15th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No (A permit to carry can be obtained, but it is not required to carry a handgun either openly or concealed.)
> Poverty rate: 20.8% (the highest)

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3. Louisiana
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 21.2 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 987 (suicides: 440, homicides: 526)
> Violent crime rate: 566.1 per 100,000 (5th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 20.2% (2nd highest)

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2. Alabama
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 21.4 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1046 (suicides: 550, homicides: 454)
> Violent crime rate: 532.3 per 100,000 (7th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 17.1% (7th highest)

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1. Alaska
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 23.0 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 177 (suicides: 113, homicides: 45)
> Violent crime rate: 804.2 per 100,000 (the highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No
> Poverty rate: 9.9% (6th lowest)