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Where Did You Get That Statistic?

A Bibliography and Resource Guide for Advocates Working to Reduce Gun Death and Injury

Table of Contents

Eight Publications Every Advocate Needs

Firearms Violence - General

Firearms Homicide

Firearms Suicide

Firearm Deaths of Children

Nonfatal Firearm-Related Injuries

Costs of Firearms Violence

Firearms and Crime

Firearms Ownership, Concealed Carrying, Self-Defense Use, and Gun Buy-Backs

Analyses of Pro-Gun Self-Defense Studies

The Gun Lobby - Firearms Industry and Organizations

Appendix One: Organizations and Agencies

Appendix Two: Understanding and Using Statistics

This is the full text of the January 2000 Violence Policy Center study Where Did You Get That Statistic?�A Bibliography and Resource Guide for Advocates Working to Reduce Gun Death and Injury. For information on how to order a hard copy of the study from the Violence Policy Center, please return to the publications page.

This resource guide is designed to allow advocates working to reduce firearms violence to easily identify and locate those studies and articles that are the sources for the most commonly referenced statistics on firearms violence in the United States.

You will notice that separate studies on the same topic will sometimes generate distinctly different numerical results. This reflects the gaps in reliable and comprehensive data that exist regarding gun violence, as well as the different sources of data�including the methodologies of the researchers. With this in mind, one should be cautious about treating any single study or statistic as the final word on the subject.

Information about how to obtain the referenced article or study is included in each citation. Many of the publications in this guide are free.

A list of organizations and agencies active in the firearms issue is provided in Appendix One. Appendix Two contains a short primer about understanding and using statistics. Comments about this guide are welcomed.

The Violence Policy Center is a national non-profit educational organization that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals. The Center examines the role of firearms in America, conducts research on firearms violence, and works to decrease gun-related death and injury.

All contents � 2000 Violence Policy Center