Gun Deaths Per Capita By State 2019

Here are the gun deaths per capita in the United States over the past few years.

Gun Deaths per 100,000 People in the US throughout 2013

Gun Deaths per 100,000 People in the US throughout 2010

  • Alabama 2.8 deaths
  • Alaska 2.7 deaths
  • Arizona 3.6 deaths
  • Arkansas 3.2 deaths
  • California 3.4 deaths
  • Colorado 1.3 deaths
  • Connecticut 2.7 deaths
  • Delaware 4.2 deaths
  • Florida 3.4 deaths
  • Georgia 3.8 deaths
  • Hawaii 0.5 deaths
  • Idaho 0.8 deaths
  • Illinois 2.8 deaths
  • Indiana 2.2 deaths
  • Iowa 0.7 deaths
  • Kansas 2.2 deaths
  • Kentucky 2.7 deaths
  • Louisiana 7.7 deaths
  • Maine 0.8 deaths
  • Maryland 5.1 deaths
  • Massachusetts 1.8 deaths
  • Michigan 4.2 deaths
  • Minnesota 1.0 deaths
  • Mississippi 4.0 deaths
  • Missouri 5.4 deaths
  • Montana 1.2 deaths
  • Nebraska 1.8 deaths
  • Nevada 3.1 deaths
  • New Hampshire 0.4 deaths
  • New Jersey 2.8 deaths
  • New Mexico 3.3 deaths
  • New York 2.7 deaths
  • North Carolina 3.0 deaths
  • North Dakota 0.6 deaths
  • Ohio 2.7 deaths
  • Oklahoma 3.0 deaths
  • Oregon 0.9 deaths
  • Pennsylvania 3.6 deaths
  • Rhode Island 1.5 deaths
  • South Carolina 4.5 deaths
  • South Dakota 1.0 deaths
  • Tennessee 3.5 deaths
  • Texas 3.2 deaths
  • Utah 0.8 deaths
  • Vermont 0.3 deaths
  • Virginia 3.1 deaths
  • Washington 1.4 deaths
  • West Virginia 1.5 deaths
  • Wisconsin 1.7 deaths
  • Wyoming 0.9 deaths

As of the beginning of 2019, the five US states that were noted as having the greatest number of gun-related deaths per capita are...

  • Alaska
  • Montana
  • Alabama
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri

On the other end of the spectrum are five states with the lowest gun deaths per capita. These five states with the lowest number of instances involving gun-related deaths include…

  • Hawaii
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • New York
  • Connecticut
State 2017 Death Rate (per 100k people) 2017 Tot. Deaths 2016 Death Rate 2016 Tot. Deaths 2005 Death Rate 2005 Tot. Deaths 2019 Pop.
Alaska24.50%18023.30%17717.50%116735,720
Alabama22.90%1,12421.50%1,04616.00%7364,898,246
Montana22.50%24418.90%19416.90%1611,074,532
Louisiana21.70%1,00821.30%98718.50%8584,652,581
Mississippi21.50%63219.90%58716.00%4552,987,895
Missouri21.50%1,30719.00%1,14412.90%7526,147,861
Arkansas20.30%61317.80%54115.70%4393,026,412
Wyoming18.80%11317.40%10113.40%71572,381
West Virginia18.60%34817.50%33213.80%2611,791,951
New Mexico18.50%39418.10%38313.90%2672,096,034
Tennessee18.40%1,24617.10%1,14816.00%9766,833,793
South Carolina17.70%89317.70%89113.80%5895,147,111
Oklahoma17.20%68119.60%76613.20%4683,948,950
Nevada16.70%50816.80%49816.10%3903,087,025
Idaho16.40%28014.60%24214.10%1951,790,182
Kentucky16.20%73017.50%77213.00%5484,484,047
Kansas16.00%46613.40%3839.30%2572,910,931
Arizona15.80%1,13415.20%1,09416.10%9347,275,070
Georgia15.40%1,62315.00%1,57112.10%1,06410,627,767
Indiana15.30%1,01615.00%99711.20%7056,718,616
Utah14.00%41012.90%37010.10%2273,221,610
North Carolina13.70%1,43013.70%1,40912.80%1,11910,497,741
Ohio13.70%1,58912.90%1,5249.60%1,11611,718,568
Colorado13.40%77914.30%81211.60%5355,770,545
North Dakota13.20%10311.90%908.80%61760,900
Pennsylvania12.50%1,63612.00%1,55510.80%1,35212,813,969
Florida12.40%2,72412.60%2,70410.00%1,83821,646,155
Texas12.40%3,51312.10%3,35311.10%2,49029,087,070
Maryland12.30%74211.90%70711.90%6576,062,917
Oregon12.10%52811.90%51310.70%4024,245,901
Illinois12.10%1,54311.70%1,4908.00%1,01912,700,381
South Dakota11.90%10113.40%10810.20%82892,631
Virginia11.90%1,04112.10%1,04911.50%8888,571,946
Vermont11.70%7011.10%786.80%44627,180
Delaware11.70%11111.00%1118.80%75975,033
Maine11.70%1728.30%1237.80%1091,342,097
Michigan11.30%1,13812.30%1,23010.80%1,07410,020,472
Washington11.10%8499.00%6868.80%5677,666,343
Wisconsin10.60%62411.40%6648.50%4745,832,661
New Hampshire10.40%1469.30%1326.60%881,363,852
Iowa9.00%2939.20%2886.70%2013,167,997
Nebraska8.30%1609.10%1717.70%1351,940,919
Minnesota8.20%4657.60%4327.00%3615,655,925
California7.90%3,1847.90%3,1849.50%3,45339,747,267
New Jersey5.30%4785.50%4855.20%4348,922,547
Connecticut5.10%1884.60%1725.30%1873,567,871
Rhode Island3.90%434.10%493.60%391,056,738
Massachusetts3.70%2623.40%2423.40%2246,939,373
New York3.70%7724.40%9005.30%1,01919,491,339
Hawaii2.50%394.50%662.10%281,416,589