Community involvement in local firearms policy is advocated to be an important component of efforts to curtail violence.
This report describes the first evaluation of one such effort, a gun buy-back program conducted in Seattle, WA, during the fall of 1992.
The evaluation included (a) surveys of 500 participants and a description of the firearms exchanged ; (b) monitoring police reports, trauma center admissions, and medical examiners'data to assess short-term effects on the frequency of firearm related events ; and (c) an assessment of community beliefs by random-digit dialing telephone interviews of 1,000 residents.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Arme à feu, Echange, Politique sanitaire, Programme sanitaire, Washington, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Fire arm, Exchange, Health policy, Sanitary program, Washington, Human, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0575985
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.