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  •  Age Adjusted Homicide Rates - state by state (2+ / 0-)
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    2004-2010, United States
    Age-adjusted Death Rates per 100,000 Population
    Firearm, Homicide, All Races, All Ethnicities, Both Sexes, All Ages
    Annualized Age-adjusted Rate for United States: 4.00

    Firearms Homicide, 2004-2010, United States, Age-adjusted Death Rates per 100,000 Population, Firearm, Homicide, All Races, All Ethnicities, Both Sexes, All Ages, Annualized Age-adjusted Rate for United States: 4.00, Reports for All Ages include those of unknown age. The standard population for age-adjustment represents the year 2000, all races, both sexes.
    Map of Firearms Homicide Rates, State by State, 2004-2010, United States, Age-adjusted Death Rates per 100,000 Population, National Average is 4.00 / 100,000 persons
    DATA mapped with CDC-WISQARS

    Reports for All Ages include those of unknown age.
    The standard population for age-adjustment represents the year 2000, all races, both sexes.


    Rates for each state

    Success has many fathers: These 24 states have homicide rates about 20% or more below the national average. Approximately 28% of the nation lives in these 24 states.

                           
        State        Age Adjusted Homicide Rate        National Population (%)   
        ND        0.59        0.22%   
        NH        0.62        0.43%   
        HI        0.64        0.44%   
        SD        0.81        0.26%   
        VT        0.85        0.21%   
        IA        0.97        1.00%   
        ME        0.98        0.44%   
        UT        1.19        0.86%   
        ID        1.29        0.50%   
        WY        1.35        0.18%   
        MN        1.38        1.73%   
        OR        1.49        1.23%   
        RI        1.58        0.35%   
        MT        1.66        0.32%   
        MA        1.70        2.14%   
        WA        1.90        2.15%   
        NE        2.00        0.59%   
        WI        2.02        1.86%   
        CO        2.19        1.60%   
        CT        2.40        1.17%   
        NY        2.70        6.38%   
        KS        2.73        0.93%   
        WV        2.89        0.61%   
        NJ        3.21        2.89%   

    The middle of the pack: This group of 15 states have homicide rates near the national average (+/- 20%). Approximately 51% of the nation lives in these 15 states.

                           
        State        Age Adjusted Homicide Rate        National Population (%)   
        AK        3.26        0.23%   
        KY        3.34        1.41%   
        OH        3.59        3.82%   
        VA        3.70        2.57%   
        IN        3.86        2.12%   
        OK        3.94        1.21%   
        TX        4.05        7.91%   
        NM        4.15        0.66%   
        DE        4.35        0.29%   
        CA        4.38        12.08%   
        NV        4.39        0.85%   
        PA        4.42        4.17%   
        FL        4.50        6.06%   
        IL        4.65        4.22%   
        NC        4.75        3.02%   

    Failure has many fathers: This group of 12 states have homicide rates more than 20% above the national average. Approximately 21% of the nations lives in these 12 states. (Actually 11 states + the District of Columbia).

                           
        State        Age Adjusted Homicide Rate        National Population (%)   
        GA        5.01        3.08%   
        MI        5.13        3.32%   
        MO        5.25        1.95%   
        AR        5.36        0.94%   
        AZ        5.39        2.03%   
        TN        5.40        2.04%   
        SC        5.50        1.47%   
        MD        6.79        1.88%   
        AL        6.99        1.55%   
        MS        7.26        0.97%   
        LA        10.00     1.48%   
        DC        17.67     0.19%   
                   

    Success/failure has many fathers.

    Homicide rates peaked in the mid 90s, gradually declined  for many years and have plateaued in recent years. Two popular reasons often cited as explanations are a) loose/strict gun laws, b) discontinuing tetraethyl lead in gasoline. Neither can explain differences in homicide rates

    Compare DC vs. NY (both tight gun laws - divergent homicide rates).
    Compare NH vs. HI (loose vs. tight gun laws - equal homicide rates).
    Compare NY or CT vs. CO (tight vs. looser gun laws - similar homicide rates).
    Compare CA vs. PA (tight vs. loose gun laws - similar homicide rates).

    Louisiana and DC appear to be outliers.

    In contrast, the majority of firearms deaths are suicides. Firearm suicides have been rising, very sharply among some sub-populations.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 05:49:27 PM PST

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