mental health records
per 100,000 residents
percent increase in records from April to October 2012

Mental Health records: State by state

The way states report mental health cases varies widely. Some states report every mental health case to a national federal background check database; others report few or no cases. A look at the number of mental health reports made to the national database used for background checks.
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Reports made per 100,000 residents


SOURCE: Mayors Against Illegal Guns via the FBI.
GRAPHIC: Darla Cameron - The Washington Post. Published Jan. 16, 2013.