Firearm deaths decline
- CRIME AS OPPORTUNITY: A Test of the Hypothesis with European Homicide Rates. Lester, David // British Journal of Criminology;Spring91, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p186
A study of European nations indicated that, where firearm availability, as measured by the percentage of suicides using firearms and by the firearm accidental death rate, was greater, then the firearm homicide rate was higher. The lack o fan association between firearm availability and the...
- Teenage Males Said More Apt To Die From Gunshots Than Natural Causes. Lawton, Millicent // Education Week;3/20/1991, Vol. 10 Issue 26, p4
The article focuses on the growing numbers of deaths of teenagers in the U.S. due to gunshots. In 1998 gunshots accounted for one-fifth of all deaths among teenagers. Among Afro American teenagers, the death rate due to firearms is nearly fifty percent. The most recent year study by the Health...
- FIREARM AVAILABILITY AND THE USE OF FIREARMS FOR SUICIDE AND HOMICIDE. Lester, David // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Dec2000 Part 1, Vol. 91 Issue 3, p998
Reports on a measure of firearm availability based on the percentages of suicides and homicides using firearms that gave better evidence for an association between firearm availability and their use for suicide and homicide than did the accidental firearm mortality rate.
- From the Editor. Enriquez, Roger // Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice;2010, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p183
The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one by Doctors Clark, Boccaccini, and Turner on the extent of juries' disposition to question confession evidence validity, one by Doctor Altheimer on the impact of gun availability on gun-related crimes in cross-national...
- Gun Violence in NYC: The Killer You Avoid Could Be Yourself. Murphy, Jarrett // City Limits Magazine;5/7/2013, p1
The article reports on New York City's gun homicide rate, firearm homicide rate, and gun suicide rate as of 2009.
- Annotation: Firearm-Related Violence--What We Don't Know Is Killing Us. Kellermann, Arthur L. // American Journal of Public Health;Apr94, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p541
The author discusses a study which examined the relative risks that handguns will be involved in the homicide of a law enforcement officer in the U.S. The study used handgun production figures and statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Firearm-related deaths and injuries are...
- Should the United States Ban Guns? // Know Your World Extra;4/28/2006, Vol. 39 Issue 12, p8
The article presents a debate whether guns should be banned in the U.S. or not. In 1999, an estimated 833,000 U.S. citizens between 12 and 17 carried a gun at least once during a year. The second leading cause of death of people between 15 and 24 is homicide and 80 percent of such crime are...
- Firearm Homicide and Firearm Suicide: Opposite but Equal. Branas, Charles C.; Richmond, Therese S.; Schwab, C. William // Public Health Reports;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 119 Issue 2, p114
Objective. Homicide and suicide are intentional acts of violence that disproportionately involve firearms. Much more effort has been devoted to the ecological study of homicide; methods that have been developed to better understand and subsequently prevent homicide may be applicable to suicide....
- Mortality Statistics Reveal Surprising Improvement. Stobbe, Mike // Skanner (Seattle, WA & Portland, OR Combined Edition);1/11/2012, Vol. 34 Issue 2, Special section p1
The article reports that for the first time in half a century, homicide has fallen off the list of the U.S.'s top 15 causes of death.