Louisiana tops homicide, injury by firearms list

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In 2006, Louisiana had the highest age-adjusted rate of homicides and injuries by firearms out of all 50 states:

  • Death rate from homicides: 12.8 deaths per 100,000 population
  • Rate of injury by firearms: 19.3 out of 100,000 populuation

For the complete listing of states, visit the report.

In 2005, Louisiana also topped all 50 states with its homicide and injury by firearms rate, with 12.9 homicides per 100,000 population and 18.6 injuries by firearms per 100,000 population. For the complete list of states, visit the report.

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