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Gun Violence — A Breakdown of the Worst States

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The news out of Parkland, Florida about the 17 people killed continues to stun. There’s the alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz who is said to have brought a legally purchased AR-15 to school. Lately we’ve learned an armed deputy didn’t go into the school. While he’s disputing the why and whether he should or should not have, the bottom-line is violence is a problem in our society.

By the way, we use the words “alleged” and “said to” deliberately since one is assumed not guilty of a crime until found guilty in a court of law.

The crime at the Florida high school is one of the 10 deadliest in U.S. history and three of that 10 have occurred in the last five months. However, the carnage doesn’t stop there. Statistics recently dug up by 24/7 Wall St. say gun deaths occur from one-on-one homicides, from suicides and from accidents:

  In 2016 the U.S. saw 38,658 firearm deaths

  22,938 of that number are suicides

  14,415 were homicides

 

24/7 Wall St. also looked at individual states and found:

  Half of the 10 most deadly are in the South

  Six of the 10 are the poorest states

  In all but 5 states over half of all gun violence incidents were suicide

 

Three PIA Western Alliance states — Alaska, Montana and New Mexico — are in the top-10. Three others are in the 10-20 worst states. The PIA Western Alliance states are in bold:

 

1. Alaska

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 23.0 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 177

  Suicides: 113

  Homicides: 45

  Violent crime rate: 804.2 per 100,000 (the highest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: No

  Poverty rate: 9.9% (6th lowest)

 

2. Alabama

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 21.4 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 1046

  Suicides: 550

  Homicides: 454

  Violent crime rate: 532.3 per 100,000 (7th highest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: Yes

  Poverty rate: 17.1% (7th highest)

 

3. Louisiana

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 21.2 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 987

  Suicides: 440

  Homicides: 526

  Violent crime rate: 566.1 per 100,000 (5th highest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: Yes

  Poverty rate: 20.2% (2nd highest)

 

4. Mississippi

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 19.8 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 587

  Suicides: 268

  Homicides: 282

  Violent crime rate: 280.5 per 100,000 (15th lowest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: No (A permit to carry can be obtained, but it is not required to carry a handgun either openly or concealed.)

  Poverty rate: 20.8% (the highest)

 

5. Oklahoma

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 19.6 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 766

  Suicides: 517

  Homicides: 238

  Violent crime rate: 449.8 per 100,000 (14th highest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: Yes

  Poverty rate: 16.3% (9th highest)

 

6. Montana

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 19.0 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 194

  Suicides: 162

  Homicides: N/A

  Violent crime rate: 368.3 per 100,000 (25th lowest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: Yes (A permit to carry concealed is not needed outside limits of cities or towns.)

  Poverty rate: 13.3% (24th highest)

 

7. Missouri

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 18.8 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 1144

  Suicides: 650

  Homicides: 464

  Violent crime rate: 519.4 per 100,000 (8th highest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: No

  Poverty rate: 14.0% (22nd highest)

 

8. New Mexico

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 18.2 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 383

  Suicides: 243

  Homicides: 113

  Violent crime rate: 702.5 per 100,000 (2nd highest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: Yes

  Poverty rate: 19.8% (3rd highest)

 

9. Arkansas

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 17.7 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 541

  Suicides: 331

  Homicides: 182

  Violent crime rate: 550.9 per 100,000 (6th highest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: Yes

  Poverty rate: 17.2% (6th highest)

 

10. South Carolina

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 17.7 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 891

  Suicides: 525

  Homicides: 335

  Violent crime rate: 501.8 per 100,000 (10th highest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: Yes

  Poverty rate: 15.3% (14th highest)

 

The PIA Western Alliance States

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)

 

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)

 

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)

 

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)

 

41. Washington

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 9.0 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 686

  Suicides: 515

  Homicides: 146

  Violent crime rate: 302.2 per 100,000 (19th lowest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: Yes

  Poverty rate: 11.3% (14th lowest)

 

43. California

  Firearm deaths per 100,000 people: 7.9 per 100,000

  Total firearm deaths 2016: 3184

  Suicides: 1595

  Homicides: 1467

  Violent crime rate: 445.3 per 100,000 (15th highest)

  Permit required to carry handgun: Yes (in incorporated areas and concealed anywhere)

  Poverty rate: 14.3% (20th highest)

 

Source link: MSN

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