And then by State here in the US - not sure AZ is the safest place to be, but alas we are totally off topic.
Does it matter if the possible use of firearms, by gang members, that kill, escalate these figures? They do kill in many other methods, regardless of what country they are in, machete, string, cars, knives, goats. Its asinine to compare apples to oranges, as we all know oranges will definitely kill more folks, as the are highly loaded with high power vitamin C! End of topic, here, and no, band HANDS, as they are the leading cause of DEATHS, worldwide!