Percent of murders involving firearms in the U.S. in 2016, by state

Murders involving firearms in the U.S. in 2016, by state This statistic shows the percentage of murders that involved firearms in the United States in 2016, by state. In 2016, about 84.9% of homicides were committed with use of firearms in Illinois.
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StatePercentage of homicides
Illinois 84.9%
Mississippi 83.1%
Alaska 82.7%
Indiana 82.5%
Louisiana 82%
Missouri 81.7%
Georgia 80.8%
Kentucky 79.6%
South Carolina 77.4%
District of Columbia 77.2%
Maryland 76.3%
New Jersey 74.7%
Pennsylvania 74.2%
Michigan 74.2%
Wisconsin 73.5%
Tennessee 73.3%
Delaware 73.2%
Nebraska 73.2%
Texas 73.1%
Virginia 73%
Arkansas 72.2%
Ohio 72.1%
California 70.9%
North Carolina 70.8%
Oklahoma 70.4%
Arizona 67.6%
Nevada 67.5%
Colorado 67.3%
Washington 65.1%
Massachusetts 64.4%
Kansas 63.5%
Connecticut 63.2%
West Virginia 61.8%
Minnesota 60.6%
New Mexico 60.6%
Iowa 60.6%
Utah 59.2%
New York 58.4%
North Dakota 57.1%
Maine 55%
Hawaii 54.3%
Oregon 51%
Montana 50%
New Hampshire 50%
Vermont 42.9%
Rhode Island 41.4%
Idaho 36.2%
South Dakota 33.3%
Alabama 33.3%
Wyoming 31.6%
StatePercentage of homicides
Illinois 84.9%
Mississippi 83.1%
Alaska 82.7%
Indiana 82.5%
Louisiana 82%
Missouri 81.7%
Georgia 80.8%
Kentucky 79.6%
South Carolina 77.4%
District of Columbia 77.2%
Maryland 76.3%
New Jersey 74.7%
Pennsylvania 74.2%
Michigan 74.2%
Wisconsin 73.5%
Tennessee 73.3%
Delaware 73.2%
Nebraska 73.2%
Texas 73.1%
Virginia 73%
Arkansas 72.2%
Ohio 72.1%
California 70.9%
North Carolina 70.8%
Oklahoma 70.4%
Arizona 67.6%
Nevada 67.5%
Colorado 67.3%
Washington 65.1%
Massachusetts 64.4%
Kansas 63.5%
Connecticut 63.2%
West Virginia 61.8%
Minnesota 60.6%
New Mexico 60.6%
Iowa 60.6%
Utah 59.2%
New York 58.4%
North Dakota 57.1%
Maine 55%
Hawaii 54.3%
Oregon 51%
Montana 50%
New Hampshire 50%
Vermont 42.9%
Rhode Island 41.4%
Idaho 36.2%
South Dakota 33.3%
Alabama 33.3%
Wyoming 31.6%
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This statistic shows the percentage of murders that involved firearms in the United States in 2016, by state. In 2016, about 84.9% of homicides were committed with use of firearms in Illinois.
A ranking of the total number of murders by U.S. state can be found here.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
Data includes nonnegligent manslaughter.
Data refers to total number of murders for which supplemental homicide data were received. Limited data was received for Illinois and Alabama.

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