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New Findings on Firearms Violence in the United States

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


This webinar focuses on new research findings from National Collaborative on Gun Violence Researcher (NCGVR)-funded projects on a diverse set of topics.

In the first presentation, Michelle Degli Esposti, Ph.D., explores the geographic and demographic disparities in firearm mortality rates across the United States over three decades. Highlighting significant regional differences in suicide and homicide rates, this research pinpoints geographical hot spots where firearm homicides and suicides have increased or decreased with unusual speed, an analysis that could help inform targeted prevention strategies and policies.

Next, Hannah Laqueur, Ph.D, presents an investigation into the movement of firearms from legal sales to criminal hands in California. By analyzing a vast dataset of crime guns and legal transactions, the study reveals the changing dynamics of criminal firearm commerce, including the rise of privately manufactured firearms, the role of theft and “dirty” dealers in supplying crime guns, and risk factors identifying firearms likely to be used in crimes.

In the final presentation, Bruce Taylor, Ph.D., discusses results of a survey of law enforcement agencies about violence against officers, including officer-involved shootings, and what predicts it. Survey responses showed that such violence is relatively rare, but that it affects agencies of all sizes across the country.

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October 8
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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