23 Apr , 2018

UPDATED: Vehicle attacks around the world since 2000

Terrorist vehicle attacks with 4 or more fatalities are still relatively rare, though they are becoming more frequent. Radical Muslims committed 83% of mass public attacks committed up through the end of 2017.  Including attacks where fewer than 4 victims were killed, 73% of all vehicle attacks were carried out by Muslims.  …

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27 Mar , 2018

Do states with stricter gun control laws have fewer gun deaths? No. Do they have fewer homicides and suicides? Definitely not

Do more gun control laws mean fewer firearm deaths?  Gun control advocates typically provide graphs looking across states that show more gun control laws related to fewer firearm deaths, but there are real problems with this approach.  A Boston University School of Public Health project is one of the latest to make the rounds in various news outlets.…

14 Mar , 2018

With the push to ban guns for those under 21 years of age, what share of Mass Public Shootings are done by those under age 21?

With the push by gun control advocates to ban those under age 21 from owning guns because of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, we decided to examine more closely the ages of mass public shooters over the last twenty years.  The current discussion is obviously motivated because the Parkland killer was 19 years old when he committed his crimes and that motivated Florida to just increase the age that people could obtain any type of gun to 21-years-old.  …

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8 Mar , 2018

Spike in premeditated killing of police officers, changes in who is killing police

Over the last couple of decades, it is hard to see any particular pattern in the number of police officers who have been murdered in the line of duty, but the pattern for ambush killings, attacks that involved premeditation is a different story.  During the years from 20 years from 1996 to 2015, on average 8 percent of police officers who were murdered died in premeditated attacks.  …

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22 Feb , 2018

Information on K-12 and University Shootings Deaths: The number of deaths has been declining over time

The data below show the changes over time in both deaths from shootings at K-12 through college and also deaths from mass public shootings.

 

This data updates an earlier report that we had put out on deaths from school shootings in June 2014. Shooting deaths at K-12 schools make up over 78% of deaths at all schools, but despite an unusually large number of deaths so far this school year, both the number of deaths and the number of shooting incidents at K-12 schools has been declining over time.  …

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14 Feb , 2018

UPDATE: CPRC Original Research: All but two of the 25 worst mass public shootings, 59 of the worst 67, occurred outside the United States

Picture of victim being removed from ISIS attack in Tunisia that left 39 people dead

LAST UPDATED: Updated on February 14, 2018.  Previous November 1, 2017;  April 29, 2016 (originally posted on June 28, 2015) (Detailed discussion on Europe and the rest of the world can be found in Dr.…

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17 Jan , 2018

NEW RESEARCH: The impact of illegal aliens on crime rates, data codebook and “do file”

The Crime Prevention Research Center is proud to reveal new research that analyzes unique newly released data on crime rates by illegal aliens.  Please download a copy: available here.

UPDATED: The data as a STATA file is available here.  See also the codebook and the “do file” (also a STATA file).

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5 Nov , 2017

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UPDATED: 21 State Capitols Officially Allow (and at least 23 allow in practice) Some Form of Legal Firearm Carry

CPRC has found that there are 21 State Capitols in the U.S. which officially allow some form of legal firearm carry for either visitors, legislators, employees, or all of the above.  Tennessee is the most recent state to allow carrying permitted concealed handguns into legislative buildings.  Some states require the individual have a handgun carry permit before being allowed to enter the Capitol with a firearm.…

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25 Sep , 2017

Concealed handgun permit holders much less likely to drive recklessly than other drivers

Some public health researchers have attempted to link permitted concealed carry to aggressive or reckless driving.  Before turning to two of the papers by public health researchers, let’s look at some of the data on driving behavior.  Just as handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding, they also drive much more responsibly than the general public.

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5 Aug , 2017

“Gun seizures at U.S. airports on record-setting pace,” but 97% of the change explained by increase in permits, Washington Post mentions on our research

Fred Kunkle at the Washington Post has a story about the record number of seizures of guns at airports and is calling for stiffer penalties.

. . . The increase in gun seizures is no doubt a reflection of record numbers of air travelers and the rising number of Americans who have permits to carry concealed weapons.

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