Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Summary of Select Firearm Violence

Summary of Select Firearm Violence
Prevention Strategies
Greg Ridgeway, Ph.D.
Deputy Director
National Institute of Justice
January 4, 2013

from: http://www.nraila.org/media/10883516/nij-gun-policy-memo.pdf

On average there are about 11,000 firearm homicides every year. While there are deaths resulting from
accidental discharges and suicides, this document will focus on intentional firearm homicides. Fatalities
from mass shootings (those with 4 or more victims in a particular place and time) account on average for
35 fatalities per year. Policies that address the larger firearm homicide issue will have a far greater
impact even if they do not address the particular issues of mass shootings.
This document provides a cursory summary of select initiatives to reduce firearm violence and an
assessment of the evidence for the initiative.

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