Special Report

States With the Most Gun Violence

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35. Wisconsin
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 11.4 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 664 (suicides: 455, homicides: 188)
> Violent crime rate: 305.9 per 100,000 (20th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 11.8% (18th lowest)

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34. Illinois
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 11.6 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1490 (suicides: 506, homicides: 944)
> Violent crime rate: 436.3 per 100,000 (16th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: FOID Required
> Poverty rate: 13.0% (24th lowest)

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33. Oregon
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 11.8 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 513 (suicides: 414, homicides: 78)
> Violent crime rate: 264.6 per 100,000 (14th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 13.3% (24th highest)

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32. Maryland
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 11.8 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 707 (suicides: 251, homicides: 436)
> Violent crime rate: 472.0 per 100,000 (11th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 9.7% (3rd lowest)

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31. Pennsylvania
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 11.9 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1555 (suicides: 976, homicides: 538)
> Violent crime rate: 316.4 per 100,000 (22nd lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 12.9% (23rd lowest)

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