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Hawaii has 2nd lowest gun death rate in the nation

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 04:28 a.m. HST, Jun 19, 2014


HONOLULU (AP) >> A nonprofit that advocates for gun control says Hawaii has the second to the lowest gun death rate in the nation.

The Violence Policy Center says that's based on data released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on overall gun death rates in 2011, the most recent data available. 

Hawaii's gun death rate was 3.56 per 100,000 people. The nationwide gun death rate was 10.38 per 100,000 people.

The center says Louisiana had the highest per capita gun death rate while Rhode Island had the lowest. 

According to the center, Hawaii is among the states with strong gun violence prevention laws and low rates of gun ownership. 






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