Homicide in Detroit: The Role of Firearms

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Homicide in Detroit: The Role of Firearms

Category: Firearm Availability, Homicide|Journal: Criminology|Author: J Fisher|Year: 1976

This study attempts to determine the role of firearms in accounting for the rising homicide rate of one city. Firearms were examined in relation to other weapons and subsequently firearm availability was examined in relation to other variables that could affect the rate of homicides. A majority of the increase in the homicide rate could be attributed to an increase in handgun murders. Firearm availability accounted for one-quarter of the rise in homicides.

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