Special Report

States With the Most Gun Violence

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40. Nebraska
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 9.1 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 171 (suicides: 116, homicides: 45)
> Violent crime rate: 291.0 per 100,000 (17th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 11.4% (15th lowest)

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39. Iowa
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 9.2 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 288 (suicides: 228, homicides: 49)
> Violent crime rate: 290.6 per 100,000 (16th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 11.8% (18th lowest)

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38. New Hampshire
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 9.3 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 132 (suicides: 123, homicides: N/A)
> Violent crime rate: 197.6 per 100,000 (3rd lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No (A concealed handgun in the state does not require a permit. However, New Hampshire gun laws consider it illegal to carry a loaded handgun concealed on oneself or in a vehicle.)
> Poverty rate: 7.3% (the lowest)

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37. Delaware
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 10.9 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 111 (suicides: 65, homicides: 44)
> Violent crime rate: 508.8 per 100,000 (9th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 11.7% (16th lowest)

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36. Vermont
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 11.0 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 78 (suicides: 69, homicides: N/A)
> Violent crime rate: 158.3 per 100,000 (2nd lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No (Vermont does not issue permits nor require one for law-abiding citizens to carry concealed.)
> Poverty rate: 11.9% (19th lowest)

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