Adam Lankford refuses to respond to questions about his research on mass public shootings, refuses offer to debate

5 Sep , 2018  

When will all those gun control advocates and reporters who rely on criminologist Adam Lankford’s research begin asking him to answer questions about his research?

Despite getting massive international news coverage and then President Obama frequently basing his claim that the United States is unique in terms of mass public shootings on Lankford’s research, Lankford has refused to provide even the most basic evidence on his research.…



Completely bogus Meme that keeps on being circulated on internet: US has 3rd highest murder rate, but if you remove 5 worst cities, US rate then one of the lowest

18 Mar , 2018  

We have frequently been asked about this false internet meme and we have referred them many times to the research that we have done on this issue.  Anyone who follows our website would know is completely false.

The claim is that the US has the 3rd highest murder rate, but if you removed Chicago, Detroit, DC, St.


Math errors in the Washington Post Evaluation of Trump’s claim: “murder rate has experienced its largest increase in 45 years”

7 Dec , 2016  

“On crime, the murder rate has experienced its largest increase in 45 years,” Trump told the crowd. “We are going to support the incredible men and women of law enforcement, and we are going to bring this terrible crime wave to an end. Highest in 45 years, the murder rate.” .


Al Jazeera using CPRC data to point out Heather MacDonald’s false claim about increasing murder rates in 2015

4 Jun , 2015   Video

Al Jazeera using Crime Prevention Research Center’s work to point out Heather MacDonald’s false claim about increasing murder rates during the beginning of 2015
(June 3, 2015)

, ,


Heather MacDonald’s false claim about “Gun violence in particular is spiraling upward in cities across America”

31 May , 2015  

Heather Mac Donald’s piece in this weekend’s WSJ tries to scare American’s nationwide with the claim: “Gun violence in particular is spiraling upward in cities across America.” Her piece starts this way:

The nation’s two-decades-long crime decline may be over. Gun violence in particular is spiraling upward in cities across America.



CPRC helping to get accurate information out behind the scenes: The Washington Post Fact Checking Obama

12 Mar , 2015  

In today’s Washington Post, Glenn Kessler has a devastating fact check of comments that President Obama made to Benedict College in South Carolina last Friday.  Kessler gave Obama three out of four possible Pinocchios.

“What we also have to recognize is, is that our homicide rates are so much higher than other industrialized countries.



New York Times Claim: “a handful of mostly Southern states that allow people with permits to take concealed guns into bars and restaurants” that serve alcohol

2 Apr , 2014  

The figure is from opencarry.org.

Playing the typical hypothetical possibility angle, the New York Times story quotes one worried restaurant owner saying:

“On some nights you have college kids wall to wall in here drinking,” he said. “You don’t want a gun in here.”

No actual instances are mentioned where this fear has materialized.…