Gun Prevalence and Crime Rates: Is There a Relationship?

9 Pages Posted: 8 May 2016

Date Written: May 6, 2016

Abstract

Does gun ownership increase crime rates? Analyzing national gun firearm purchase data and crime rates provides strong evidence that the number of guns in America does not increase crime rates; indeed, the evidence suggests the opposite.

Suggested Citation

Cramer, Clayton E., Gun Prevalence and Crime Rates: Is There a Relationship? (May 6, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2776818 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2776818

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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