Percent of murders involving firearms in the U.S. in 2017, by state

Murders involving firearms in the U.S. in 2017, by state This statistic shows the percentage of murders that involved firearms in the United States in 2017, by state. In 2017, about 86.2 percent of homicides were committed with use of firearms in Missouri.
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StatePercentage of homicides
Missouri 86.2%
Illinois* 85.1%
Delaware 84.6%
Louisiana 81.3%
Indiana 80.8%
Georgia 80.7%
South Carolina 80.6%
Wisconsin 80.1%
Maryland 77.9%
District of Columbia 77.6%
Tennessee 77.5%
Pennsylvania 77.1%
North Carolina 75.5%
New Jersey 74.7%
Virginia 74.6%
Mississippi 74.5%
Nevada 74.4%
Texas 74.2%
Kentucky 73%
Nebraska 72.1%
Ohio 71.1%
Connecticut 70.6%
California 69.6%
Oklahoma 68.2%
Michigan 67.2%
Arkansas 67.2%
Utah 63%
Colorado 62.8%
New Mexico 62.8%
Arizona 61.6%
Kansas 61.2%
Minnesota 61.1%
Alaska 59.7%
Washington 58.8%
Massachusetts 58.2%
Oregon 58%
Iowa 57%
West Virginia 57%
North Dakota 55.6%
New York 53.4%
Maine 52.2%
New Hampshire 50%
Alabama* 50%
Idaho 46.4%
Wyoming 42.9%
Vermont 42.9%
Montana 41.5%
Rhode Island 40%
South Dakota 38.1%
Hawaii 10.3%
StatePercentage of homicides
Missouri 86.2%
Illinois* 85.1%
Delaware 84.6%
Louisiana 81.3%
Indiana 80.8%
Georgia 80.7%
South Carolina 80.6%
Wisconsin 80.1%
Maryland 77.9%
District of Columbia 77.6%
Tennessee 77.5%
Pennsylvania 77.1%
North Carolina 75.5%
New Jersey 74.7%
Virginia 74.6%
Mississippi 74.5%
Nevada 74.4%
Texas 74.2%
Kentucky 73%
Nebraska 72.1%
Ohio 71.1%
Connecticut 70.6%
California 69.6%
Oklahoma 68.2%
Michigan 67.2%
Arkansas 67.2%
Utah 63%
Colorado 62.8%
New Mexico 62.8%
Arizona 61.6%
Kansas 61.2%
Minnesota 61.1%
Alaska 59.7%
Washington 58.8%
Massachusetts 58.2%
Oregon 58%
Iowa 57%
West Virginia 57%
North Dakota 55.6%
New York 53.4%
Maine 52.2%
New Hampshire 50%
Alabama* 50%
Idaho 46.4%
Wyoming 42.9%
Vermont 42.9%
Montana 41.5%
Rhode Island 40%
South Dakota 38.1%
Hawaii 10.3%
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This statistic shows the percentage of murders that involved firearms in the United States in 2017, by state. In 2017, about 86.2 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.
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Release date
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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 Illinois and Alabama. Not data was available for Florida

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