North Dakota, the Uganda of America

Dorothy Gambrell


More than 11,000 people in the U.S. were murdered with guns in 2011, giving it a per capita gun homicide rate of 2.75 per 100,000 people, about the same as Peru’s. Here’s how each state matches up with the rest of the world.


The gun homicide rate in Kansas, at 2.78, is closest to the U.S. as a whole.


Hawaii has the lowest gun homicide rate at 0.7, close to that of sparsely populated Slovakia.


Washington, D.C., has the highest gun homicide rate at 12.46, making it 178 times worse than Hawaii and just slightly better than crime-plagued Ecuador.


At 0.57, Rhode Island has the third-lowest gun homicide rate in the U.S.; Greece’s 0.59 is the highest in the EU.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, Japan had only 11 gun homicides in 2008, a rate of 0.0 per 100,000 people. Honduras has the world’s highest rate at 68.5.


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