States With the Most Gun Violence

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45. New Jersey
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 5.5 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 485 (suicides: 176, homicides: 297)
> Violent crime rate: 245.0 per 100,000 (12th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 10.4% (9th lowest)

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44. Minnesota
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 7.6 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 432 (suicides: 332, homicides: 83)
> Violent crime rate: 242.6 per 100,000 (9th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes (concealed and open carry)
> Poverty rate: 9.9% (6th lowest)

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43. California
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 7.9 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 3184 (suicides: 1595, homicides: 1467)
> Violent crime rate: 445.3 per 100,000 (15th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes (in incorporated areas and concealed anywhere)
> Poverty rate: 14.3% (20th highest)

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42. Maine
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 8.2 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 123 (suicides: 112, homicides: N/A)
> Violent crime rate: 123.8 per 100,000 (the lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No (No permit is necessary to carry openly, or to carry a concealed handgun if person is at least 21.)
> Poverty rate: 12.5% (21st lowest)

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41. Washington
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 9.0 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 686 (suicides: 515, homicides: 146)
> Violent crime rate: 302.2 per 100,000 (19th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 11.3% (14th lowest)