were firearm homicides

firearm homicides per 100,000 population

A breakdown of gun homicides

By state

The District has the highest number of firearm homicides per 100,000 people, exceeding Louisiana, the second highest state, by more than eight homicides.

Number of firearm homicides per 100,000 population, in 2010

  • Less than 1
  • 1 to 3
  • 3 to 5
  • 5 to 10
  • More than 10

Firearm homicides as percentage of all homicides, in 2010

1. In the chart showing percentage of homicide by guns, Liechtenstein has been omitted. The country only reports one homicide and that homicide was by gun.

2. China ranks 5th for GDP, but homicide data for China is not available.

SOURCE: Small Arms Survey, UNODC, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, World Bank, Gunpolicy.org. GRAPHIC: Emily Chow and Todd Lindeman - The Washington Post. Published Dec. 21, 2012.