State Background Checks and Firearms Homicides

There has been considerable public debate on how to most effectively reduce firearms violence in the United States. Some researchers have argued that there is a positive association between the number of firearms in circulation and the amount of gun violence. The...

Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor for Homicide in the Home

BACKGROUND It is unknown whether keeping a firearm in the home confers protection against crime or, instead, increases the risk of violent crime in the home. To study risk factors for homicide in the home, we identified homicides occurring in the homes of victims in...

Interpersonal violence: patterns in a Danish community

We studied all cases of assault with violence (1,639) in a Danish population of 275,000 over a one-year period. Most victims were young men. The incidence rose during evenings, nights and weekends, and assaults were often seen in or around bars and restaurants. Women...