Articles from the JAMA Network
Gunshot wounds and deaths cost Americans at least $12 billion a year in court proceedings, insurance costs and hospitalizations paid for by government health programs, according to a recent study by the National Institute of Justice.
“A USA TODAY analysis of FBI records has identified 186 mass killings since 2006. That includes 146 mass shootings, which are defined by the FBI as incidents where four or more people are killed. Nearly half of those involved someone killing family members.”
From HHS via NVSS:
KEY Findings in CDC data (source CDC)
“According to data from America’s National Safety Council, 27 people died in 2008 in America from contact with dogs (a one in 11m chance of death). The chart below compares the odds of dying in any given year from choking, cycling, being struck by lightning or stung by a bee.”
(From The Washington Post)
- Data hint at assault gun ban’s effects
Data from Virginia show a drop in criminal firepower during the period that the assault weapons ban was in place.
- Over 62,000 guns unaccounted for in U.S. since 2008
The firearms have disappeared from inventories of licensed gun dealers.
- Searchable database Licenses revoked, denied
Have gun stores in or around your community had their licenses revoked or denied? Search for dealers near you to find out.
- Confidential Documents Deconstructing a gun trace
Explore a confidential gun trace report to learn about the challenges that face criminal investigators.
From New York Times Archive
A list of resources from around the Web about veterans as selected by Journalist’s Resource, a project of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard.
- The Effectiveness of Policies and Programs That Attempt to Reduce Firearm Violence: A Meta-Analysis Crime and Delinquency, March 2012
- Gun Rights, Abortion, Gay Marriage Views Over Time Pew Research Center, 2012
- 2011 Global Study on Homicide United Nations, 2011
- Reassessing the Association Between Gun Availability and Homicide Rates at the Cross-National Level American Journal of Criminal Justice, December 2011
- Household Firearm Ownership and Rates of Suicide Across the 50 United States Journal of Trauma, April 2007
- More Resources
After Newtown: Guns in America
A COLLECTION OF WASHINGTON POST RESOURCES:
How much did the NRA spend in your district in the 2010 midterm elections? See how NRA-backed candidates fared in your community.
Have police officers been killed in your community? Learn more with our interactive map.
Is your state a gun importer or exporter? Where do its guns go to, and where do they come from?
At one Virginia gun store, guns moved quickly from sales counter to crime.
The ATF’s odyssey of trying to revoke the license of one Maryland dealer.
In 2007, there were seven slayings in National City, Calif., involving guns. In the past three years there have been only three.
Authorities have struggled to keep U.S. firearms out of the hands of drug cartels as violence increases south of the border.
Photos of some of the 511 police officers killed by guns since early 2000, and their families.
- More photos: Two officers’ lives cut short
Sellers say they work to keep guns out of the wrong hands — doing background checks and watching out for attempted “straw purchases” — but that there’s only so much they can do.
An ATF agent explains how Texas guns fuel Mexico’s drug war, and a killer reenacts shooting to death a Houston police officer.
Staff at the ATF’s National Tracing Center fielded 300,000 requests last year.
- Photo gallery: Tracing center
Shop owner Robert Marcus said he turns away a suspicious buyer almost every day.