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Firearm Violence, 1993-2011

NCJ Number
241730
Date Published
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Report
Annotation
This report presents data on firearm violence from 1993 through 2011, using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey, the Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System on fatal incidents, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program Supplementary Homicide Reports, and Surveys of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, as well as other relevant surveys.
Abstract
This report presents trends on the number and rate of fatal and nonfatal firearm violence from 1993 to 2011. The report examines incident and victim demographic characteristics of firearm violence, including the type of firearm used; victim's race, age, and sex; and incident location. The report also examines changes over time in the percentages of nonfatal firearm crimes by injury, reporting to the police, and the use of firearms in self-defense.
Date Created: May 6, 2013