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Table 4 State Gun Ownership versus Gun Suicides, All Suicides, and Percent Suicides by Gun

From: Achieving health equity in US suicides: a narrative review and commentary

State %Gun Owners GO Rank Gun Suicides GS Rank All Suicides AS Rank %Gun Suicides %GS Rank
Alaska 61.7 1 14.26 2 22.45 1 63.5 8
Arkansas 57.9 2 9.86 9 15.74 14 62.6 11
Idaho 56.9 3 11.39 4 18.51 7 61.6 13
West Virginia 54.2 4 10.36 7 15.87 13 65.3 4
Wyoming 53.8 5 14.47 1 22.33 2 64.8 5
Montana 52.3 6 13.67 3 22.04 3 62.0 12
New Mexico 49.9 7 10.73 5 20.58 4 52.1 27
Alabama 48.9 8 9.40 13 13.62 25 69.0 2
North Dakota 47.9 9 8.34 20 15.10 15 55.2 20
Hawaii 45.1 10 2.22 47 11.76 38 18.9 50
Louisiana 44.5 11 8.35 19 12.54 31 66.6 3
South Carolina 44.4 12 8.34 21 13.24 27 63.0 9
Mississippi 42.8 13 8.99 16 12.86 29 69.9 1
Kentucky 42.4 14 9.52 12 14.76 17 64.5 6
Tennessee 39.4 15 9.14 14 14.59 20 62.7 10
Nevada 37.5 16 10.71 6 19.46 5 55.0 22
Minnesota 36.7 17 5.34 40 11.46 42 46.6 39
Texas 35.7 18 6.82 32 11.67 40 58.5 16
South Dakota 35 19 8.25 22 16.53 12 49.9 34
Wisconsin 34.7 20 6.13 35 12.90 28 47.5 37
Colorado 34.3 21 9.12 15 18.04 8 50.6 30
Indiana 33.8 22 7.23 28 13.25 26 54.6 23
Iowa 33.8 23 5.79 39 12.59 30 46.0 41
Florida 32.5 24 6.90 30 13.73 24 50.3 32
Arizona 32.3 25 9.68 11 17.05 9 56.8 19
Kansas 32.2 26 7.88 24 14.64 19 53.8 24
Utah 31.9 27 9.79 10 18.66 6 52.5 26
Georgia 31.6 28 7.71 25 11.96 37 64.4 7
Oklahoma 31.2 29 10.09 8 16.86 10 59.8 14
Virginia 29.3 30 6.89 31 12.02 36 57.3 17
Vermont 28.8 31 8.10 23 14.69 18 55.1 21
Michigan 28.8 32 5.99 38 12.05 35 49.7 36
North Carolina 28.7 33 7.28 27 12.42 32 58.6 15
Washington 27.7 34 7.02 29 14.11 22 49.7 35
Missouri 27.1 35 8.41 18 14.77 16 56.9 18
Pennsylvania 27.1 36 6.15 34 12.30 33 50.0 33
Oregon 26.6 37 8.84 17 16.57 11 53.3 25
Illinois 26.2 38 3.58 44 9.40 45 38.1 44
Maine 22.6 39 7.47 26 14.40 21 51.9 28
Massachusetts 22.6 40 1.71 50 7.86 48 21.8 49
Maryland 20.7 41 4.20 42 9.13 46 46.0 40
California 20.1 42 4.07 43 10.00 43 40.7 43
Nebraska 19.8 43 6.02 37 11.67 39 51.6 29
Ohio 19.6 44 6.12 36 12.11 34 50.5 31
Connecticut 16.6 45 2.79 45 9.01 47 31.0 45
New Hampshire 14.4 46 6.49 33 13.78 23 47.1 38
New Jersey 11.3 47 1.92 49 7.24 50 26.5 47
New York 10.3 48 2.21 48 7.26 49 30.4 46
Rhode Island 5.8 49 2.45 46 9.52 44 25.8 48
Delaware 5.2 50 5.16 41 11.50 41 44.9 42
  1. All data is age-adjusted deaths per 100,000 (2000 US population) and cumulative 1999–2019 data [3], except survey-based gun ownership by state [119], and percent gun suicides (= gun suicide rate/all suicide rate)