Firearms and the incidence of arrest among respondents to domestic violence restraining orders

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Firearms and the incidence of arrest among respondents to domestic violence restraining orders

Category: Domestic Violence, Firearm Policies|Journal: Injury Epidemiology (full text)|Author: B Claire, G Wintemute, K Vittes, M Wright, S Frattaroli|Year: 2015

Respondents linked to firearms were older than others and were more likely to have a history of prior arrest (49.7 % and 37.3 %, p < 0.0001). The incidence of arrest was 20.6 % for respondents linked to firearms and 21.1 % for others (p = 0.78). In multivariate models, access to firearms was associated with a modest, generally not statistically significant, decrease in risk for incident arrest. Among respondents who were linked to firearms and whose restraining orders were served, no statistically significant association existed between firearm recovery and risk for incident arrest.

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