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Sugarmann, Josh, and Marty Langley. 2013 ‘Guns Are Rarely Used to Kill Criminals or Stop Crimes, New VPC Analysis Reveals.’ Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use. Washington, DC: Violence Policy Center. 15 April

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Guns Are Rarely Used to Kill Criminals or Stop Crimes

The report analyzes national data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program's Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)…

Firearm Justifiable Homicides by Private Citizens Occur Rarely

In 2010, across the nation there were only 230 justifiable homicides involving a private citizen using a firearm reported to the FBI. That same year, there were 8,275 criminal gun homicides. Using these numbers, in 2010, for every justifiable homicide in the United States involving a gun, guns were used in 36 criminal homicides. This ratio does not take into account the thousands of lives ended in gun suicides (19,392) or unintentional shootings (606) that year…

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