TITLE: US, UK See Wide Gap in Gun Laws, ‘Violent Crime’ (2013)
SOURCE: CBS Atlanta
BITLY STATS: http://bit.ly/X21KUX+
AUTHOR(s): Ray Downs
NOTES: UK does NOT have a higher violent crime rate; they just classify violent crimes differently, leading to inaccurate comparisons. USA has higher rape, murder, burglary rates than UK.
TITLE: Gun Homicides & Gun Ownership Listed by Country (2012)
SOURCE: Guardian (UK)
AUTHOR(s): Simon Rogers
INTERACTIVE MAP: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/jul/22/gun-ownership-homicides-map
NOTES: Includes data from two databases: UNODC Crime Survey & 2007 Small Arms Survey to create a sortable database of gun ownership & crime rates by country. Although USA ranks 27th globally in firearm homicide rate/100,000, the 26 countries ahead of USA are mostly small, third-world, poor, recent history of war/civil war, etc. USA worse than all large, well-developed countries.
TITLE: More Guns, More Crime
AUTHOR(S): Mark Duggan
SOURCE: National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
MAIN URL: http://www.nber.org/papers/w7967.pdf?new_window=1
BITLY STATS: http://bit.ly/PrBpPP
RESEARCH FOCUS/QUESTION: Relationship between gun ownership & crime.
FINDINGS: (1) The gun ownership rate is positively correlated with the homicide rate; (2) The gun ownership rate has no significant bearing on rates of other crimes. (3) Concealed Carry laws do not reduce crime.