Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime in the U.S.: An Ecologic Study.

  title={Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime in the U.S.: An Ecologic Study.},
  author={M. Monuteaux and L. Lee and D. Hemenway and R. Mannix and E. Fleegler},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={49 2},
  • M. Monuteaux, L. Lee, +2 authors E. Fleegler
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • American journal of preventive medicine
  • INTRODUCTION Although some view the ownership of firearms as a deterrent to crime, the relationship between population-level firearm ownership rates and violent criminal perpetration is unclear. The purpose of this study is to test the association between state-level firearm ownership and violent crime. METHODS State-level rates of household firearm ownership and annual rates of criminal acts from 2001, 2002, and 2004 were analyzed in 2014. Firearm ownership rates were taken from a national… CONTINUE READING

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