A new map: What you need to know about Texas’ deadliest cities
Denton, TX — Texas has had its share of high-profile shootings, and the state is now looking to take some of those out on the rest of the country, a new map released Wednesday shows.
The map, which tracks the number of shootings in each state’s 50 largest cities, includes Denton and nearby Bryan as well as other cities.
The data, which is based on data from the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System, shows the state ranks last in the nation in the number and severity of gun-related deaths.
But the maps data also shows that cities that are more gun-friendly, like Dallas, Austin and El Paso, are generally faring better.
Denton is in the middle of the pack, with its rate of gun deaths in Denton of 1,816.
It is the third-most dangerous city in the country according to the data.
According to the most recent statistics from the National Crime Victimization Survey, the average number of firearm-related injuries per 100,000 residents is 5.4.
The Denton data also includes some notable outliers like El Paso’s rate of 1.8, but that is largely because it is not included in the other cities included in this map.
DFW, which has had three shootings since July, is in third place with 1,749 gun deaths per 100 people, while Fort Worth has 1,644 and McKinney has 1.1.
Dickson and Bryan have the second-highest rates of gun homicides, with 8 and 5.6 gun deaths for each 100,00 residents, respectively.
The numbers show the Dallas and Bryan areas are not immune to the worst gun violence in the state.
While Denton has the most gun-deaths per capita, the city has not been spared from the worst of the gun violence that has plagued the region in recent years.
In June 2016, an armed gunman walked into a gun shop in the city, opened fire, and killed five people.
The deadliest month for gun deaths was February 2016, when there were 456.
More: Denton ranks near the bottom of the list in terms of gun fatalities and deaths per capita