Holding Sweden hostage: firearm-related violence

Swedish as well as foreign publications have reported a sharp increase in firearm-related violence in Sweden. None of these publications, however, combined official statistics from the Swedish police, the National Council for Crime Prevention (NCCP), and the National...

The social costs of gun ownership revisited

Cook and Ludwig (J Public Econ 90:379–391, 2006) use data on homicide rates and gun prevalence proxies from US counties over the period 1980–1999 and, in their panel data analysis, find a positive and statistically significant association between both variables. We...

School-Associated Youth Homicides

The rate of school-associated homicides involving multiple victims has increased substantially since 2009, while the rate remained constant for those involving single victims, according to a CDC analysis. Firearm injuries were the cause of death for 95% of...