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Right-to-Carry Laws and Violent Crime Revisited: Clustering, Measurement Error, and State-by-State Break downs


John R. Lott Jr.


Crime Prevention Research Center

February 4, 2004


Abstract:     
This paper investigates several contested issues over how concealed handguns affect crime. Whether accounting for robust errors with clustering or reducing measurement error in the crime rates, the results consistently show large drops in violent crime rates after right-to-carry laws are adopted. By six years after the law, murder rates have fallen by 9 percent, rape by 11 percent, and robbery by 7 percent.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: Crime, Deterrence, Guns

JEL Classification: K0, K14

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Date posted: April 1, 2004  

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Lott, John R., Right-to-Carry Laws and Violent Crime Revisited: Clustering, Measurement Error, and State-by-State Break downs (February 4, 2004). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=523002 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.523002

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Crime Prevention Research Center ( email )
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United States
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