Concealed Handguns: The Counterfeit Deterrent

There is a new wrinkle this season in the tired debate about gun control in the United States. A statistical analysis has been released with the flamboyantly specific claim that relaxing the remaining restrictions on concealed handguns in the United States would...

Shooting Down the “More Guns, Less Crime” Hypothesis

In a remarkable paper published in 1997, John Lott and David Mustard managed to set the agenda for much subsequent dataset work on the impact of guns on crime in America by creating a massive dataset of crime across all U.S. counties from 1977 through 1992 and by...

Do criminals go to the hospital when they are shot?

Objectives: To determine whether criminals go to the hospital when they are shot. Such information is needed to check on the accuracy of using hospital emergency room data to estimate non-fatal gunshot wounds. Setting: Five jails across the US. Methods: A survey of...