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Alaska Tops List of Death by Guns

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 11.20.40 AMCBS News reported:

In Alaska, suicide was the leading cause of gun deaths, with it being the main factor in more than 80% of all firearm deaths. John Roman, senior fellow at the Urban Institute, an economic and social policy think tank told USA Today that states with the highest rates of suicide also usually had the strongest culture of gun ownership. “There are many more suicides in places where it’s easy to get a gun,” he said.”

 

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.”

See the whole list. Remember the list shows per capita, not raw numbers.

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