States With the Most Gun Violence

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15. Nevada
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 16.7 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 498 (suicides: 334, homicides: 149)
> Violent crime rate: 678.1 per 100,000 (3rd highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 13.8% (23rd highest)

14. Tennessee
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 17.0 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 1148 (suicides: 675, homicides: 434)
> Violent crime rate: 632.9 per 100,000 (4th highest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 15.8% (11th highest)

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13. Kentucky
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 17.5 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 772 (suicides: 495, homicides: 234)
> Violent crime rate: 232.3 per 100,000 (7th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: Yes
> Poverty rate: 18.5% (4th highest)

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12. West Virginia
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 17.5 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 332 (suicides: 238, homicides: 78)
> Violent crime rate: 358.1 per 100,000 (24th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No (Permit to carry available, but not required to carry a handgun either openly or concealed for those 21 and over.)
> Poverty rate: 17.9% (5th highest)

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11. Wyoming
> Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 17.5 per 100,000
> Total firearm deaths 2016: 101 (suicides: 87, homicides: N/A)
> Violent crime rate: 244.2 per 100,000 (11th lowest)
> Permit required to carry handgun: No (Wyoming residents do not have to obtain any type of permit/license from the state to exercise their Second Amendment rights.)
> Poverty rate: 11.3% (14th lowest)