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Utah has low rate of gun murders, but high rate of gun deaths

Posted at 6:56 PM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 20:56:34-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah has the tenth lowest murder rate in the nation, and fewer Utahns own guns than residents in any of its neighboring states.

Despite all that, Utah has a high rate of death by firearm.

The clear problem: Utah's primary gun problem is a suicide problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Utah has the fifth highest suicide rate in the country, and half of those are committed with a gun. See the video above for Max Roth's full report.