Special Report

States With the Most Gun Violence

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50. Massachusetts
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 3.4 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 242 (suicides: 140, homicides: 89)
> Violent crime rate: 376.9 per 100,000 (23rd highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 10.4% (9th lowest)

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49. Rhode Island
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 4.0 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 49 (suicides: 35, homicides: N/A)
> Violent crime rate: 238.9 per 100,000 (8th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 12.8% (22nd lowest)

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48. New York
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 4.4 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 900 (suicides: 490, homicides: 390)
> Violent crime rate: 376.2 per 100,000 (24th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 14.7% (16th highest)

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47. Hawaii
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 4.5 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 66 (suicides: 37, homicides: 22)
> Violent crime rate: 309.2 per 100,000 (21st lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 9.3% (2nd lowest)

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46. Connecticut
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 4.6 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 172 (suicides: 110, homicides: 55)
> Violent crime rate: 227.1 per 100,000 (5th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 9.8% (4th lowest)

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