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BJS Releases Trends and Patterns in Firearm Violence, 1993–2018

      WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Trends and Patterns in Firearm Violence, 1993–2018.  This report describes trends and patterns in fatal and nonfatal firearm violence from 1993 to 2018 and for the more recent period of 2014 to 2018.  The report includes data on the type of firearm; location of the incident; victim and offender demographic characteristics and relationship; type of violence, injury, and treatment; police notification; and victims’ self-protective behaviors.  Statistics are based on BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey and on death certificates in the National Vital Statistics System of the National Center for Health Statistics.

      TITLE:  Trends and Patterns in Firearm Violence, 1993–2018 (NCJ 251663)

      AUTHORS:  BJS Statisticians Grace Kena and Jennifer L. Truman, Ph.D.

      WHERE:  bjs.ojp.gov

      The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States.  Doris J. James is the acting director.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law.  More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


OFFICE:  bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT:  Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Published: April 29, 2022