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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Criminal Victimization 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

Presents national rates and levels of criminal victimization in 2015 and change from 2014.  Includes characteristics of crimes and victims and consequences of the crime.  Also covers domestic violence and use of weapons.  From  the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Crime in the United States 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

Latest annual U.S. crime statistics which show a 3.9% increase in violent crime and a 2.6% decrease in property crime compared to 2014.  The violent crime total was 16.5% below the level of ten years earlier.  Also reports on losses related to property crimes, firearms used in murders and robberies, and human trafficking offenses.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Firearms Commerce in the United States: Annual Statistical Update 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

A set of 13 statistical tables and charts on gun manufactures, exports and imports, types of weapons registered by state, actions on firearms license applications and more.  From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives of the Justice Department


Reports of Bullying and Other Unfavorable Conditions at School

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Education,Guns,Statistics,Youth

Results of a national survey which is used to track trends in bullying and other unfavorable conditions in or related to school.  Covers such conditions as presence of gangs, guns in school, availability of drugs and alcohol, and hate-related graffiti.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 2013-14: Statistical Tables

Categories: Guns,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

In 2014 nearly 15 million applications were subject to background checks and 193,000 or 1.3% were denied.  Data include the reasons for denial, estimates of applications by jurisdiction and by type of approval system.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Gun Control: Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Laws/Regulations,Marriage/Family 

Describes the extent to which states identify domestic violence records that would prohibit an individual from obtaining a firearm and evaluates the quickness of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in preventing firearm transfers to such individuals.  From the Government Accountability Office


Orlando Nightclub Mass Shooting: Gun Checks and Terrorist Watchlists

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Homeland Security,Terrorism

Offers factual information about versions of the federal watchlist, including the Known and Appropriately Suspected Terrorist File (KST) and the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB).  Also covers post-shooting legislative proposals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Mass Shootings and Terrorism: CRS Products

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

In the wake of the Orlando mass murders, this report provides a list of studies from the Congressional Research Service related to mass murder with firearms, firearms regulation, domestic terrorism, and hate crime.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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