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%...

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...

Firearm availability and accidental deaths from firearms

A study of 17 nations indicated that an indirect measure of gun availability (the percentages of suicides and homicides involving a gun) was related to the accidental-death rate from guns. These results supported an opportunity theory of accident causation.