School shootings during 2013–2015 in the USA

Background Data on the factors associated with school shootings in the USA are limited. The public conversation has often suggested several factors that may be linked to these events, however with little empirical support. Aiming to fill this gap, we describe the...

Patterns of gun deaths across US counties 1999–2013

Purpose We examined the socio-demographic distribution of gun deaths across 3143 counties in 50 United States’ states to understand the spatial patterns and correlates of high and low gun deaths. Methods We used aggregate counts of gun deaths and population in all...
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