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...

Risks and Benefits of a Gun in the Home

This article summarizes the scientific literature on the health risks and benefits of having a gun in the home for the gun owner and his/ her family. For most contemporary Americans, scientific studies indicate that the health risk of a gun in the home is greater than...

Batterers’ use of guns to threaten intimate partners

OBJECTIVES: To present the prevalence of gun ownership among batterers and describe their self-reported use of guns to threaten intimate partners. METHODS: We used multivariate methods to analyze data from 8529 men enrolled in Massachusetts certified batterer...