Louisiana ranks third among states for more gun related than motor vehicle deaths

Louisiana ranks third among states for more gun related than motor vehicle deaths
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POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:04pm

New analysis has placed Louisiana among 12 states (and the District of Columbia) that have more firearms versus car related deaths.

The data includes all gun deaths that occurred in 2010. That includes suicides, homicides and fatal unintentional shootings. It also notes that 90 percent of American households have at least one car, while little more than a third of American households contain a gun.

Nationally in 2010, there were 31,627 firearm related deaths and 35,498 motor vehicle deaths. The gap between the two has closed significantly when compared to 1999 where there were 28,874 firearm related deaths and 42,624 motor vehicle deaths.

In 2010, Louisiana had 864 gun deaths and 722 motor vehicle deaths. That places the state third on the list for having the highest number differing between the two. The two states with a higher difference are Oregon and Virginia.

Attached to this story is a PDF file of the full data analysis.

  1. Alaska: 144 gun deaths, 71 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 73
  2. Arizona: 931 gun deaths, 795 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 136
  3. Colorado: 555 gun deaths, 487 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 68
  4. District of Columbia: 99 gun deaths, 38 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 61
  5. Illinois: 1,064 gun deaths, 1,042 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 22
  6. Louisiana: 864 gun deaths, 722 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 142
  7. Maryland: 538 gun deaths, 514 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 24
  8. Michigan: 1,076 gun deaths, 1,063 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 13
  9. Nevada: 395 gun deaths, 289 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 106
  10. Oregon: 458 gun deaths, 324 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 169
  11. Utah: 314 gun deaths, 274 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 40
  12. Virginia: 875 gun deaths, 728 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 147
  13. Washington: 609 gun deaths, 554 motor vehicle deaths – difference of 55
     
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