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Crime Gun Risk Factors: The Impact of Dealer, Firearm, Transaction, and Buyer Characteristics on the Likelihood of Gun Use in Crime

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $103,514)

This study will link data on retail and secondhand gun sales of Maryland to national and local data on crime-related guns recovered by the police in order to pedict whether guns sold under varying circumstances will be more or less likely to be used in a subsequent crime. The project will: (1) explore the likelihood that a gun sold by a licensed dealer or private owner will then be used in a crime and whether that likelihood is influenced by the characteristics of the gun, the seller, the buyer, or the transaction; and (2) examine how findings can enhance efforts to control illegal firearms markets and reduce gun use in crime.

Date Created: September 21, 2004