Missouri Had Nations Fourth Highest Firearm Death Rate in 2018

During the calendar year of 2018 the state of Missouri had the nation’s fourth highest rate for deaths related to guns. This was determined by research compiled by the Violence Policy Center, which is a national education organization that works to prevent gun injuries and deaths from happening. The organization was able to find these stats by using newly revealed Web based Inquiry Statistics and Reporting System (WISQARS) data that was collected by officials from the Center of Disease Control Center for Injury Prevention and Control for overall gun death rates in the 2018 calendar year. The year 2018 is the most current year in which data has been revealed. Data revealed that there were a total of 1,311 deaths that occurred by firearm use statewide in 2018. Data also shows that the state had the sixth highest firearm death rate during the previous two years. During the 2018 calendar year Missouri had a gun death rate of 21.4 per 100,000 residents during 2018.  In addition the state’s ownership of guns within the household was 42.2% throughout the nation there were a total of 39,740 deaths related to guns in 2018.  In 2017 there were a total of 39,773 deaths related to gun fire in the country. Across the nation the firearm death rate in 2017 was 12.23 and the rate went down to 12.15 in 2018.

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