January 6, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of deaths due to guns per 100,000 New Jerseyans

Nationally, there are 10.4 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 population. In New Jersey, the rate is half that, at 5.7 deaths per 100,000, according to State Health Facts, a website run by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, which based its calculations on numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In general, the highest rate of gun deaths were from states that have looser gun restrictions: Alaska (19.8), Louisiana (19.3), Mississippi (17.8), Alabama (17.6), Wyoming (16.7), Montana (16.7), and Oklahoma (16.5).

Besides New Jersey, the states with the lowest rates were Hawaii (2.6), Massachusetts (3.1), New York (4.2), and Connecticut (4.4).