Urban High School Youth and Handguns A School-Based Survey

Objective To determine the prevalence of handgun ownership among urban high school youth and investigate associations with socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and deviant behaviors. Design Survey of half of the Seattle, Wash, public high schools, which enroll 50% of the...

Youth in detention and handguns

The objective of this work was to describe the frequency and correlates of handgun ownership and firearm injury experiences among youth in a detention facility. A convenience sample of 89 males detained in the King County Youth Services Center, a short-term holding...

Money for guns: evaluation of the Seattle Gun Buy-Back Program

Community involvement in local firearms policy is advocated to be an important component of efforts to curtail violence. This report describes the first evaluation of one such effort, a gun buy-back program conducted in Seattle, WA, during the fall of 1992. The...