Oregon ranks 31 nationally in gun related deaths

Oregon's counties are ranked by the number of gun related deaths.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017 5:20 PM
Updated: Dec. 7, 2017 5:27 PM

PORTLAND, Ore - According to the Oregon Health Authority, more than 4,200 people in Oregon died because of being shot between 2005 and 2014.

The Oregon Health Authority's Violent Death Reporting System found that 83 percent of those deaths were suicide, 13percent was a homicide, and the remaining 4 percent were either accidents, officer-involved, or deemed undetermined.

The CDC ranks Oregon 31 nationally in gun-related deaths.

The Oregonian took a look at which counties saw the most gun-related deaths, based on the number of deaths out of every 100,000 people.

They found Benton County ranked number 25 with less than 8 people who die every year from a gun-related death.

Linn County was ranked 20, with more than 10 people per year.

Lane County was ranked 15, with more than 13 people annually.

Douglas County was ranked 7, with 17.7 people.

Coos County was ranked number 4, with more than 19 people who die annually from a gun-related death.

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