Murders involving firearms in the U.S. in 2018, by state

This statistic shows the percentage of murders that involved firearms in the United States in 2018, by state. In 2018, about 85.23 percent of homicides were committed with use of firearms in Missouri.

A ranking of the total number of murders by U.S. state can be found here.

Percent of murders involving firearms in the U.S. in 2018, by state

StatePercentage of homicides
Alabama* 100%
Missouri 85.23%
Louisiana 83.69%
Delaware 83.33%
Mississippi 83.1%
Maryland 82.55%
Illinois* 81.94%
Georgia 80.99%
Tennessee 80.04%
District of Columbia 79.47%
Indiana 79.25%
South Carolina 76.68%
Wisconsin 76.4%
Virginia 75.96%
Kentucky 75.53%
Rhode Island 75%
Pennsylvania 73.7%
Texas 73.48%
North Carolina 72.23%
Michigan 71.64%
Arkansas 71.56%
Colorado 71.01%
Kansas 70.91%
New Jersey 70.63%
Ohio 70.15%
Massachusetts 68.38%
California 67.68%
Nevada 66.67%
Wyoming 66.67%
Oklahoma 66.34%
Alaska 65.96%
Connecticut 65.06%
New Mexico 63.5%
South Dakota 61.54%
Nebraska 60.47%
Arizona 59.88%
West Virginia 59.65%
Washington 59.48%
Idaho 59.38%
Oregon 59.26%
New York 57.33%
New Hampshire 57.14%
North Dakota 56.25%
Montana 50%
Maine 47.83%
Utah 47.46%
Minnesota 47.12%
Iowa *46.51%
Hawaii 33.33%
Vermont 30%
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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Data includes non-negligent manslaughter.
*Data refers to total number of murders for which supplemental homicide data were received. Limited data was received for Alabama, Illinois and Iowa. Not data was available for Florida

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