Gun Violence Statistics: With over 14,000 firearm-related homicides nationwide, some states have it worse than others
In the wake of recent shootings (including El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio), gun violence data in the United States has been in the forefront of the news cycles. This most recent data from the CDC reveals specific levels of firearm-related homicides and suicides by every county in the United States.
Firearm related homicides were up in the United States from 2016 to 2017.
The state experiencing the highest rate of fire-arm homicides was Louisiana with 11.9 deaths per 100,000 people. The top 5 states, along with the District of Columbia, included Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois.
Gun Violence Statistics: Firearm-related homicides by state
Interested in diving deeper and understanding how gun violence effects different demographics? View our interactive gun violence report here.