US Gun, Homicide and Suicide Map

Guns, Crime and Suicide Series

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USA Guns, Homicide and Suicide Map

This interactive map displays US gun ownership rates, by percentage of residents, along with homicide and suicide rates, per 100,000 residents. The user can choose which dataset to display as a colorful overlay, with color determined by the scale of the given statistic.


Hovering the mouse over any state will highlight that state and list all of the data for that state in the lower left corner. In addition, ranks for each stat are displayed in parentheses after the value, with 1st being the highest rate or largest population.


Note : This interactive is best viewed from a computer, not a mobile device.


User Inputs :

– Data Plotted : Choice of which stat to plot, Gun Ownership, Homicide Rate or Suicide Rate.

– Show Legend : Checkbox to display legend for the color scale.

– Reset View : Sets field of view back to original dimensions.


Sources :

  1. FBI, all Crime Rate data
  2. CDC, Suicide Rate data
  3. British Medical Journal (BMJ), Gun Ownership Rate data

Doug Duffy | Author

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One response to “US Gun, Homicide and Suicide Map”

  1. Hey Doug. Could you create two more metrics that weight the gun ownership data between guns per capita and suicide rate or homicide rate? I am curious how the two will relate. As your numbers show, gun ownership in Wyoming is off the charts as is suicide rates. Does that play out for the rate of the states? Meaning that the suicide rate correlates well to gun ownership per capita statistics?

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