North Carolina ranks 15th in the country for the number of gun-related crimes, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress analyzing gun violence in the 50 states and its link to weak state gun laws.
The study used data compiled using the following indicators of gun violence:
- Overall firearm deaths in 2010
- Overall firearm deaths from 2001 through 2010
- Firearm homicides in 2010
- Firearm suicides in 2010
- Firearm homicides among women from 2001 through 2010
- Firearm deaths among children ages 0 to 17, from 2001 through 2010
- Law-enforcement agents feloniously killed with a firearm from 2002 through 2011
- Aggravated assaults with a firearm in 2011
- Crime-gun export rates in 2009
- Percentage of crime guns with a short “time to crime” in 2009
South Carolina ranked 6th worst in the country.
See the full study here.