States With the Most Gun Violence

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20. Colorado
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 14.3 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 812 (suicides: 613, homicides: 161)
> Violent crime rate: 342.6 per 100,000 (23rd lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes (Weapon carried at home, business, hotel room, etc., must be in plain view)
> Poverty rate: 11.0% (12th lowest)

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19. Idaho
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 14.6 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 242 (suicides: 215, homicides: N/A)
> Violent crime rate: 230.3 per 100,000 (6th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No (A permit to carry is available but not required to carry a handgun either openly or concealed.)
> Poverty rate: 14.4% (19th highest)

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18. Indiana
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 14.9 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 997 (suicides: 591, homicides: 368)
> Violent crime rate: 404.7 per 100,000 (20th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 14.1% (21st highest)

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17. Georgia
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 14.9 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1571 (suicides: 871, homicides: 653)
> Violent crime rate: 397.6 per 100,000 (21st highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 16.0% (10th highest)

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16. Arizona
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 15.2 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1094 (suicides: 755, homicides: 303)
> Violent crime rate: 470.1 per 100,000 (12th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No (Citizens allowed to carry a concealed handgun with or without a permit.)
> Poverty rate: 16.4% (8th highest)