States With the Most Gun Violence

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30. North Dakota
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 11.9 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 90 (suicides: 75, homicides: N/A)
> Violent crime rate: 251.1 per 100,000 (13th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No
> Poverty rate: 10.7% (10th lowest)

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29. Virginia
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 12.0 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1049 (suicides: 671, homicides: 353)
> Violent crime rate: 217.6 per 100,000 (4th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (12th lowest)

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28. Texas
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 12.1 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 3353 (suicides: 2016, homicides: 1222)
> Violent crime rate: 434.4 per 100,000 (17th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 15.6% (12th highest)

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27. Michigan
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 12.2 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1230 (suicides: 717, homicides: 482)
> Violent crime rate: 459.0 per 100,000 (13th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 15.0% (15th highest)

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26. Florida
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 12.6 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 2704 (suicides: 1672, homicides: 992)
> Violent crime rate: 430.3 per 100,000 (18th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 14.7% (16th highest)