More Guns, More Crime

  title={More Guns, More Crime},
  author={Mark G. Duggan},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={1086 - 1114}
  • M. Duggan
  • Published 2001
  • Business
  • Journal of Political Economy
This paper examines the relationship between gun ownership and crime. Previous research has suffered from a lack of reliable data on gun ownership. I exploit a unique data set to reliably estimate annual rates of gun ownership at both the state and the county levels during the past two decades. My findings demonstrate that changes in gun ownership are significantly positively related to changes in the homicide rate, with this relationship driven almost entirely by an impact of gun ownership on… Expand
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