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Title: Guns and Crime Statistics Information Package
Author(s): K M Quinn
Corporate Author: Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 407
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This information package provides a one-stop resource for those seeking statistics on guns and crime, not to address the divisive issues surrounding the gun debate.
Abstract: The package contains selected statistical tables from four major sources of national data: The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the National Center for Health Statistics. The package also contains a matrix of Federal statistical data related to guns and crime and copies of the BJS reports Firearm Injury From Crime: Firearms, Crime, and Criminal Justice; Guns Used in Crime: Firearms, Crime, and Criminal Justice; guns and Crime; Weapons Offenses and Offenders: Firearms, Crime, and Criminal Justice; and Firearms and Crimes of Violence. Also included are copies of the National Institute of Justice's publications on Firearms and Violence; Gun Acquisition and Possession in Selected Juvenile Samples; Understanding and Preventing Violence: A Public Health Perspective; Arrestees and Guns: Monitoring the Illegal Firearms Market; and Youth Violence, Guns, and Illicit Drug Markets. Firearms-related data are also provided from the States of Hawaii, New York, and Virginia. Results of a topical search on guns and crime yielded the 30 most representative citations on homicide. Each title contains a full bibliographic citation, annotation, and abstract. Further, the package contains a list of additional resources on guns and crime, as well as a list of the Statistical Analysis Center and Uniform Crime Reporting Programs in each State. These contacts can provide assistance with obtaining State and local-level data on guns and crime.
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Firearm accidents; Firearm-crime relationships; Firearms deaths; Handguns; Juvenile gun ownership; Offender statistics; Offense statistics
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