Crime Prevention
Research Center

Dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety

Latest Research

The Latest Research

Get our latest research on crime sent straight to you. Find out what law enforcement and gun ownership policies will make people safer

Latest Columns

At National Review Online: What Vivek Murthy Gets Wrong about Gun Crime: The surgeon general wants to promote gun control through public health. He should try to get his facts right, first.

At National Review Online: What Vivek Murthy Gets Wrong about Gun Crime: The surgeon general wants to promote gun control through public health. He should try to get his facts right, first.

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at National Review. . ‘Firearms are the leading cause of death for children and adolescents,” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy saidlast week, calling the situation a “public health crisis.” It has been a favorite talking point of the...

At Townhall: The FBI’s Crime Data Have Real Problems

At Townhall: The FBI’s Crime Data Have Real Problems

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall that continues our investigation into the problems with the FBI crime data. The news media relies almost exclusively on FBI data to report on changes in crime rates. But there is strong evidence that FBI data...

Videos

Talks

Talk in Santiago, Chile on More Guns, Less Crime

Talk in Santiago, Chile on More Guns, Less Crime

https://youtu.be/d2zkZsSQpl4 Dr. John Lott gave a talk in Santiago, Chile on "Murder Rates and Private Gun Ownership", organized by ANTRA, FECHITIDE, and AGAPECH. The murder rate in Chile has been increasing as the drug cartels have been making a move here. The...

Talk in Brazil on July 5th

Talk in Brazil on July 5th

Dr. John Lott will speak on Friday, July 5th at the 4th edition of SHOT FAIR BRASIL. Location: SHOT FAIR BRASIL Arena Day: July 5th (Friday) Time: 7pm until 8:30pm Guests: Lott, Bene Barbosa and Fabrício Rebelo Location: Anhembi District – EXPO 5 - São Paulo/SP...

Media Appearances

All Our Posts