MT ranks sixth highest in U.S. gun-related deaths

Montana ranks sixth in gun related fatalities in the United States, according to a report from 24/7 Wall St.

In total, there were 194 gun related fatalities. Of those, 162 were suicides. Specific information regarding homicides was not available, the report stated.

The 20 states with the most gun violence include:

  1. Alaska
  2. Alabama
  3. Louisiana
  4. Mississippi
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Montana
  7. Missouri
  8. New Mexico
  9. Arkansas
  10. South Carolina
  11. Wyoming
  12. West Virginia
  13. Kentucky
  14. Tennessee
  15. Nevada
  16. Arizona
  17. Georgia
  18. Indiana
  19. Idaho
  20. Colorado

The report gathered gun violence data by examining information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

It also included information on violent crime rates from the FBI’s 2016 Uniform Crime Report.