States With the Most Gun Violence

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25. Ohio
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 12.9 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1524 (suicides: 926, homicides: 557)
> Violent crime rate: 300.3 per 100,000 (18th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 14.6% (18th highest)

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24. Utah
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 12.9 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 370 (suicides: 309, homicides: 48)
> Violent crime rate: 242.8 per 100,000 (10th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes (A criminal background check is conducted for all applicants)
> Poverty rate: 10.2% (7th lowest)

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23. Kansas
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 13.3 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 383 (suicides: 257, homicides: 113)
> Violent crime rate: 380.4 per 100,000 (22nd highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No
> Poverty rate: 12.1% (20th lowest)

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22. South Dakota
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 13.5 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 108 (suicides: 84, homicides: N/A)
> Violent crime rate: 418.4 per 100,000 (19th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 13.3% (24th highest)

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21. North Carolina
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 13.6 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1409 (suicides: 788, homicides: 558)
> Violent crime rate: 372.2 per 100,000 (25th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 15.4% (13th highest)