Gun Violence Research
GVPedia arms policymakers, advocates, and the public with facts and data to create evidence-based policy to reduce gun violence.
Welcome to GVPedia, a project created to provide ready access to academic research and high quality data on gun violence. GVPedia is currently comprised of two main features:
The Study Database
The Database is a collection of more than 2,000 academic studies analyzing a wide range of gun violence subjects that can be searched by topic, author, journal, and year of publication. Each study is accompanied by an abstract, and hundreds of studies have the full text available for you to read.
GVP University is a collection of white papers and fact sheets that will eventually cover every major topic in gun violence. Intended to provide summaries of the issues and succinct points, they serve as a jumping-off point to explore each topic in greater detail with our Study Database.
Recent Fact Sheets
All of these cases highlight the risks of the defensive gun use narrative, but are also merely the tip of the defensive gun use iceberg that we will explore in much greater detail.
GVPedia envisions a world in which disinformation no longer holds sway over the gun violence debate and the public has ready access to accurate information about firearms and the risks they pose.
Debunking John Lott’s latest dishonest attacks on the FBI active shooter reports Summary On October 3rd, 2022, pro-gun commentator John Lott released a study falsely alleging massive errors in the FBI’s active shooter research. He claimed that the FBI missed dozens of...
Introduction Firearms are now the leading cause of death for U.S. children and teens ages 0–19. The U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reported data in 2022 on firearm production, for specific firearm types and...
Death Across the News Spectrum: A Time Series Analysis of Partisan Coverage Following Mass Shootings in the United States Between 2012 and 2014
Mass shootings spur intense coverage across the ideological news media spectrum. A comparative analysis of news attention to verified features of events across partisan news outlets provides opportunities to understand the news values driving coverage in each of these...
Purpose Clearance rates for nonfatal shootings, especially cases involving gang- and drug-related violence, are disturbingly low in many US cities. Using data from a previously completed project in Boston, we explore the prospects for improving gang/drug nonfatal...