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  1. Characteristics of firearms involved in fatalities.

    Article - En anglais


    - To document the types of firearms associated with firearm fatalities, and to determine the availability of information on firearm characteristics in existing data sources.


    - Review of police, medical examiner, and crime laboratory records for all firearm homicides and review of medical examiner records for all suicides and unintentional and undetermined firearm fatalities.


    - City of Milwaukee, Wis, from 1990 through 1994.

    Population. - A total of 175 firearm suicides and 524 firearm homicides.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Source of data ; circumstances and means of death ; host demographic characteristics ; firearm make, model, caliber, barrel length, and serial number.


    - Handguns accounted for 468 (89%) of 524 firearm homicides and 124 (71%) of 175 firearm suicides.

    Handguns of. 25 caliber accounted for 14% (n=63) of 438 firearm homicides and 12% (n=15) of all firearm suicides in which caliber was known.

    The Raven MP-25 was the single most commonly identified firearm and accounted for 10% (n=15) of 153 handgun homicide cases and 7% (n=7) of the 76 suicide cases in which the manufacturer of the firearm was identified.

    From all data sources combined, information on firearm type was available in 681 (97%) of 699 cases, caliber/gauge in 636 cases (91%), manufacturer/model in 309 cases (44%), and serial number in 276 cases (40%). Conclusions. - lnexpensive, short-barreled. 25-caliber handguns were the most common weapon type...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Arme à feu, Plaie pénétrante, Statistique, Police, Criminologie, Pronostic, Médecine légale, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fire arm, Penetrating injury, Statistics, Police, Criminology, Prognosis, Legal medicine, Mortality, Epidemiology, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0090361

    Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 199608.