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Deterrence, Firearm Arrests, and Subsequent Shootings: A Micro-Level Spatio-Temporal Analysis

Wyant, Brian R; Taylor, Ralph B; Ratcliffe, Jerry H; Wood, Jennifer


Do police firearm arrests reduce later shootings in nearby locations and in the days immediately following the arrest? This question is examined at a more detailed level than in previous work in order to better describe the spatio-temporal dynamics linking these two event types. All firearm arrests (n = 5,687) and shootings (n = 5,870) in Philadelphia from 2004 to 2007 were analyzed using a modified Knox close-pair method. Following a firearm arrest shootings declined significantly, 28–47% up...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Justice Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2011.576689


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