Gun Deaths Per Capita By State 2020

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

Gun Deaths Per Capita By State 2020

State 2017 Death Rate (per 100k people) 2017 Tot. Deaths 2016 Death Rate 2016 Tot. Deaths 2005 Death Rate 2005 Tot. Deaths 2020 Pop.
Alaska24.50%18023.30%17717.50%116734,002
Alabama22.90%1,12421.50%1,04616.00%7364,908,621
Montana22.50%24418.90%19416.90%1611,086,759
Louisiana21.70%1,00821.30%98718.50%8584,645,184
Missouri21.50%1,30719.00%1,14412.90%7526,169,270
Mississippi21.50%63219.90%58716.00%4552,989,260
Arkansas20.30%61317.80%54115.70%4393,038,999
Wyoming18.80%11317.40%10113.40%71567,025
West Virginia18.60%34817.50%33213.80%2611,778,070
New Mexico18.50%39418.10%38313.90%2672,096,640
Tennessee18.40%1,24617.10%1,14816.00%9766,897,576
South Carolina17.70%89317.70%89113.80%5895,210,095
Oklahoma17.20%68119.60%76613.20%4683,954,821
Nevada16.70%50816.80%49816.10%3903,139,658
Idaho16.40%28014.60%24214.10%1951,826,156
Kentucky16.20%73017.50%77213.00%5484,499,692
Kansas16.00%46613.40%3839.30%2572,910,357
Arizona15.80%1,13415.20%1,09416.10%9347,378,494
Georgia15.40%1,62315.00%1,57112.10%1,06410,736,059
Indiana15.30%1,01615.00%99711.20%7056,745,354
Utah14.00%41012.90%37010.10%2273,282,115
Ohio13.70%1,58912.90%1,5249.60%1,11611,747,694
North Carolina13.70%1,43013.70%1,40912.80%1,11910,611,862
Colorado13.40%77914.30%81211.60%5355,845,526
North Dakota13.20%10311.90%908.80%61761,723
Pennsylvania12.50%1,63612.00%1,55510.80%1,35212,820,878
Texas12.40%3,51312.10%3,35311.10%2,49029,472,295
Florida12.40%2,72412.60%2,70410.00%1,83821,992,985
Maryland12.30%74211.90%70711.90%6576,083,116
Oregon12.10%52811.90%51310.70%4024,301,089
Illinois12.10%1,54311.70%1,4908.00%1,01912,659,682
Virginia11.90%1,04112.10%1,04911.50%8888,626,207
South Dakota11.90%10113.40%10810.20%82903,027
Vermont11.70%7011.10%786.80%44628,061
Maine11.70%1728.30%1237.80%1091,345,790
Delaware11.70%11111.00%1118.80%75982,895
Michigan11.30%1,13812.30%1,23010.80%1,07410,045,029
Washington11.10%8499.00%6868.80%5677,797,095
Wisconsin10.60%62411.40%6648.50%4745,851,754
New Hampshire10.40%1469.30%1326.60%881,371,246
Iowa9.00%2939.20%2886.70%2013,179,849
Nebraska8.30%1609.10%1717.70%1351,952,570
Minnesota8.20%4657.60%4327.00%3615,700,671
California7.90%3,1847.90%3,1849.50%3,45339,937,489
New Jersey5.30%4785.50%4855.20%4348,936,574
Connecticut5.10%1884.60%1725.30%1873,563,077
Rhode Island3.90%434.10%493.60%391,056,161
New York3.70%7724.40%9005.30%1,01919,440,469
Massachusetts3.70%2623.40%2423.40%2246,976,597
Hawaii2.50%394.50%662.10%281,412,687