Monday, February 15, 2016

Death by gun: top 20 states with highest rates - Note for a lecture, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United"

This state may look peaceful, but it's got one of the highest gun death rates in the country.

Thirty one percent of Americans own a firearm or have one in their household

Nation's gun deaths: 

Guns are expected to surpass car crashes for the number of American deaths caused in 2015. In 2013, there were 33,636 Americans killed by guns versus 33, 782 fatal crashes. The most recent data from the National Center for Health Statistics released in 2013 shows the number of gun deaths by state - whether it was homicide, accidental discharge, or intentional self-harm.

Which state has the fewest firearm-related deaths? With a rate of 2.6 deaths per 100,000 population, it's Hawaii. Seven of the top ten states for gun violence also had higher than the normal homicide rate nationally. Which states had the most firearm-related deaths? Keep clicking to see the top 20 states...

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