When criminals are shot: A survey of Washington, DC, jail detainees

INTRODUCTION: Criminals are at high risk of being victims of violence, but little is known about their victimization. METHODS: A screen of Washington, DC, detainees found that 1 in 4 had been wounded in events that appear unrelated to their incarceration. Extensive...

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...