Number of US Deaths by State Due to Injury by Firearms
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|Firearms Death Rate per 100,000|
|District of Columbia||16.6|
Age-adjusted rates per 100,000 U.S. standard population. Populations used for computing death rates are postcensal estimates based on the 2000 census estimated as of July 1, 2009. Since death rates are affected by the population composition of a given area, age-adjusted death rates should be used for comparisons between areas because they control for differences in population composition. Data are for 2009.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Vital Statistics, National Vital Statistics Report Volume 60, Number 3, December 2011, Table 19. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_03.pdf.
NSD: Not Sufficient Data.
August 2012, ©2012 National Conference of State Legislatures.
Under 18 U.S.C. § 922(d), it is unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person “has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution.”