(Indiana's NewsCenter) -- A recent study says more people are killed by guns than by car accidents in ten states.
According to the violence policy center, Indiana is one of those states.
The study was released Tuesday and also includes data from the centers for disease control and prevention.
The statistics are from 2009.
In Indiana, 735 people died by guns compared to 715 people who died in car accidents.
Nationally there were more car accident deaths than gun deaths.
Over 31,000 people died by guns compared to 36,000 who died in car accidents.
According to the study, Michigan ranked number one overall with the most deaths and Alaska wrapping up the top ten with the fewest.
The study says 90% of Americans own vehicles while fewer than a third own guns.
The VPC says car accident deaths are on the decline because vehicles are regulated by the federal government for health and safety where guns are not.
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