Carrying Guns and Involvement in Crime

  • Alan J. Lizotte
  • Trudy L. Bonsell
  • David McDowall
  • Marvin D. Krohn
  • Terence P. Thornberry
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Abstract

Firearm assaults are an important source of injury among young people in the United States. In 1997, persons aged 13 to 19 comprised 9.75% of the population, but they accounted for 14% of the nation’s 10,369 firearm homicide victims (U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1997). National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) estimates for 1992–1993 show that those aged 15 to19 accounted for 22% of the 57,500 hospital emergency department visits for assaultive gunshot wounds, although they account for only 7.2% of the population (Zawitz, 1996).

Keywords

Census Tract Violent Crime Contemporary Problem Property Crime Youth Violence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan J. Lizotte
    • 1
  • Trudy L. Bonsell
    • 1
  • David McDowall
    • 1
  • Marvin D. Krohn
    • 2
  • Terence P. Thornberry
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Criminal JusticeUniversity at AlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity at AlbanyUSA

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