Mississippi, new mexico, louisiana, and arkansas, the states with the four highest poverty rates in the country, were among the states with the most gun violence. National vital statistics reports volume 61, number 6 october 10, 2012 deaths: preliminary data for 2011 seriously understated in some cases due to underreporting for some race groups and hispanic origin on death certificates (4–6) hispanic females have the highest life expectancy at birth (837 years), followed by non-hispanic.
Those countries all also enjoy low rates of gun violence, but the us has the 31st highest rate in the world: 385 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 people in 2016 that was eight times higher than the rate in canada, which had 48 deaths per 100,000 people — and 27 times higher than the one in denmark, which had 14 deaths per 100,000. The number of gun deaths in the us since 1968 exceeds even relatively high estimates of the number of deaths in all wars in american history and among us military personnel in conflicts abroad.
In japan, where gun homicides are even rarer, the likelihood of dying this way is about the same as an american’s chance of being killed by lightning — roughly one in 10 million in the united states, the death rate from gun homicides is about 31 per million people — the equivalent of 27 people shot dead every day of the year. American journal of public health 2016 106(5): 922-927 the washington post’s database is widely cited and estimates that 982 civilians are fatally shot by police in an average year—more than twice as many as recorded by the cdc fatal force washington post fatal force data reflects a 3 year average (2015-2017) of gun deaths by intent. The us also has the highest rates of gun-related deaths in the world, by far but a pew research center survey from the same year concluded that 37 percent of americans say they either.
Gun violence in the united states results in tens of thousands of deaths and injuries annually in 2013, there were 73,505 nonfatal firearm injuries (232 injuries per 100,000 persons), and 33,636 deaths due to injury by firearms (106 deaths per 100,000 persons. Although it has half the population of the other 22 nations combined, the us had 82 percent of all gun deaths, 90 percent of all women killed with guns, 91 percent of children under 14 and 92 percent of young people between ages 15 and 24 killed with guns.
Suicide is the second-most common cause of death for americans between 15 and 34, according to the centers for disease control and prevention across all ages, it is the 10th-most common cause of death, and caused 16 percent of all deaths in 2012. Gun violence archive (gva) is a not for profit corporation formed in 2013 to provide free online public access to accurate information about gun-related violence in the united states gva will collect and check for accuracy, comprehensive information about gun-related violence in the us and then post and disseminate it online.
Gun violence and crime incidents are collected/validated from 2,500 sources daily – incidents and their source data are found at the gunviolencearchiveorg website 1: actual number of deaths and injuries. But, as a matter of public health, gun suicides are a huge problem in the united states suicide is the second-most common cause of death for americans between 15 and 34, according to the centers for disease control and prevention across all ages, it is the 10th-most common cause of death, and caused 16 percent of all deaths in 2012. States with the most gun violence more than two-thirds of all homicides in the united states are gun-related including suicides, nearly 34,000 people died in gun-related incidents in 2013, up 13.