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UPDATED: Vehicle attacks around the world since 2000

23 Apr , 2018  

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

27 Mar , 2018  

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.…

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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?

14 Mar , 2018  

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

8 Mar , 2018  

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

22 Feb , 2018  

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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UPDATE: CPRC Original Research: All but two of the 25 worst mass public shootings, 60 of the worst 68, occurred outside the United States

14 Feb , 2018  

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

17 Jan , 2018  

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.

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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UPDATED: 21.5 State Capitols Officially Allow (and at least 23 allow in practice) Some Form of Legal Firearm Carry

7 Jan , 2018  

CPRC has found that there are 22 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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Concealed handgun permit holders much less likely to drive recklessly than other drivers

25 Sep , 2017  

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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Revised our research on police shootings

2 Sep , 2017  

We have worked hard to revise and expand our research on police shootings. We are proud of this research, and strongly recommend that people download it and read it.  The study is available here.

Abstract

Using a unique new data set on police-involved homicides, we apply several discrimination tests to determine if white police officers discriminate against black suspects.

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