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NCJ Number: 120005 Find in a Library
Title: Fewer Guns, Fewer Robberies? (From Armed Robbery: Proceedings of a Seminar Held 22-24 March 1988, P 77-81, Dennis Challinger, ed. -- See NCJ-119997)
Author(s): L Hingley
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Australia

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NCJRS paper reproduction
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Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: To achieve the basis of a less violent society, control of gun ownership is an important, obvious step.
Abstract: Research into armed holdups found that almost 60 percent of New South Wales bank holdups involve a firearm. Several studies on the issue of firearms in crime found three basic reasons why there is concern over the number of firearms: the number of serious and fatal accidents caused by firearms, the use of firearms in suicide, and the criminal misuse of firearms. Also, research reveals that the typical murder or serious assault caused by casual misuse of firearms is unplanned and arises out of a domestic altercation. The criminal element will always be able to acquire firearms, but restriction on ownership and possession through comprehensive gun legislation will undoubtedly reduce the number of victims. Firearm restriction is just one facet of an enormous problem, but it is something that can be controlled immediately and thoroughly. 5 references.
Main Term(s): Armed robbery; Citizen gun ownership
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime in foreign countries
Note: For microfiche, see NCJ-119997.
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