U.S. firearm use and regulations: 3 charts
Here are some graphs that help put the country's gun violence in context
1. Number of deaths due to injury by firearm in the U.S., 2014
The number of people who died by firearm in each U.S. state ranged from
- Hawaii had the lowest number of deaths at 2.6 per 100,000 people
- Alaska had the highest with 19.2 deaths per 100,000 people
- In 2014, Florida had 11.5 deaths per 100,000 people
State,rate Alaska,19.2 Louisiana,19 Mississippi,18.3 Alabama,16.9 Arkansas,16.6 Wyoming,16.2 Montana,16.1 New Mexico,16 Oklahoma,15.7 South Carolina,15.5 Missouri,15.3 Tennessee,15.2 Nevada,14.8 West Virginia,14.6 Kentucky,13.9 GEORGIA,13.7 Arizona,13.5 Idaho,13.2 Indiana,12.4 North Dakota,12.3 Utah,12.3 Colorado,12.2 North Carolina,11.8 District of Columbia,11.7 Oregon,11.7 Florida,11.5 Kansas,11.3 Delaware,11.1 Michigan,11.1 Texas,10.7 Pennsylvania,10.5 Ohio,10.3 South Dakota,10.3 Vermont,10.3 Virginia,10.3 Washington,9.7 Nebraska,9.5 Maine,9.4 Illinois,9 Maryland,9 New Hampshire,8.7 Wisconsin,8.2 Iowa,7.5 California,7.4 Minnesota,6.6 New Jersey,5.3 Connecticut,5 New York,4.2 Massachusetts,3.2 Rhode Island,3 Hawaii,2.6
2. Licensing law vary greatly between states
Each state is in control of the licensing required to purchase or possess a gun.
Some have specific regulation - others require nothing.
This chart is based on 2013 regulations.
3. Annual manufactured firearms in the U.S., by type over time
Firearm production in the U.S. went down in 2014 compared to the previous year. Aside from that blip, however, overall production has steadily increased since the mid 2000s.