Many policies seeking to limit handgun violence rest on the largely untested « crime gun hypothesis », which holds that subclasses of handguns differ in their risk for use in violent crime.
This study tests that hypothesis for hand-guns used in homicides of law enforcement officers and describes the population of homicide-involved handguns.
A cross-sectional study was done of civilian (criminal) handguns used in homicides of law enforcement officers from 1980 to 1989.
Life tables were generated for each year's cohort of new handguns to estimate gun-years at risk, analogous to person-years, for rate and relative risk calculations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arme à feu, Typologie, Meurtre, Etats Unis, Epidémiologie, Homme, Policier, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fire arm, Typology, Murder, United States, Epidemiology, Human, Policeman, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0422429
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.