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NCJ Number: 152450 Find in a Library
Title: Gun Ownership Among Women Living in One Adult Households
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:18  Issue:1 & 2  Dated:(Spring/Fall 1994)  Pages:249-263
Author(s): J A Arthur
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 15
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using National Opinion Research Center survey data from 1973 through 1991, this study examines correlates of gun ownership among a national sample of American women who are the only adult in their household.
Abstract: The data show that the percentage of women who have a gun at home has fluctuated between a high of 27.4 percent in 1977 and a low of 8.1 percent in 1991. Women who own guns tend to be older, living in rural counties, predominantly in the South, and married. The findings also indicated that gun ownership was more prevalent among women who supported the death penalty and opposed gun control legislation. Women living with no children at home were more likely to own a gun than women living with young children; women with adolescents in their households were more likely to own a gun than women who did not live with teenagers. Race, education, fear of crime, victimization, and attitudes toward the courts' handling of offenders were not correlated with gun ownership. 2 tables, 5 figures, 1 note, and 25 references
Main Term(s): Citizen gun ownership
Index Term(s): Citizen gun use; Females; Statistics
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