(WOIO) - With the
annual meeting opening in Nashville on Friday, a new analysis by the
finds that gun deaths surpassed motor vehicle deaths in Ohio and 16 other states, along with the District of Columbia.
The VPC analysis refers to gun deaths and motor vehicle deaths in 2013, the most recent year for which comprehensive state-level data is available. Data is from the
This is the fourth year the VPC has issued its annual report comparing gun deaths to motor vehicle deaths by state. Gun deaths include gun suicides, homicides, and fatal unintentional shootings. Motor vehicle deaths include both occupants and pedestrians.
The analysis found that in 2013, there were 17 states with more gun deaths than motor vehicle deaths: