Crime Reports

Crime Reports

Many agencies and organizations publish information related to gun crime, use of firearms, and other topics of interest to Project Safe Neighborhoods programs. The publications available here are organized in the following topic areas:

Firearms Trafficking
Firearms Policy & Strategies
Firearms & Juveniles
Firearms Statistics
Firearms Laws and Regulations
Firearms & Technology
Firearm Sales
Firearms, Domestic Violence & Victims
National Integrated Ballistics Imaging Network
Firearms – General

You can also search the NCJRS library online through the NCJRS Abstracts Database. Using keywords, the Abstracts Database search engine will search for pertinent abstracts of publications from the NCJRS Library, which contains over 180,000 articles of justice-related literature. See Obtaining Documents section for instructions on how to acquisition publications from the NCJRS Library.

Publications from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives may be viewed online on their web site . For further information or print copies of reports, please contact ATF’s Office of Liaison and Public Information at (202) 927-8500.

Firearms Trafficking

The BJA Firearms Trafficking Program: Demonstrating Effective Strategies To Control Violent Crime
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1997
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Commerce in Firearms in the United States
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, 2000
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Reducing Illegal Firearms Trafficking: Promising Practices and Lessons Learned
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2000.
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Safety and Security Information for Federal Firearms Licensees
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1998
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Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative for 17 Communities
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1997
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Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative for 27 Communities
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1998
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Firearms Policy & Strategies

Combating Gun Violence: An In-Depth Look at Richmond’s Project Exile
American Prosecutors Research Association, 2001
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Proceedings of the Homicide Research Working Group Meetings 1992-2003
University of Michigan
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Promising Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1999
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Reducing Gun Violence: The Boston Gun Project’s Operation Ceasefire
National Institute of Justice, 2001
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Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1999
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Firearms & Juveniles

The Detroit Handgun Intervention Program: A Court-Based Program for Youthful Handgun Offenders
National Institute of Justice, 1998
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Gun Crime in the Age Group 18-20
Department of the Treasury, 1999
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Gun Shows: Brady Checks and Crime Gun Traces
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1999
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Gun Violence Among Serious Young Offenders
Community Oriented Policing Services, 2004
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Hands Without Guns
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1999
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High School Youths, Weapons, and Violence: A National Survey
National Institute of Justice, 1998
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Kids and Guns
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000
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National Evaluation of the Youth Firearms Violence Initiative
National Institute of Justice, 2000
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Seattle’s Effective Strategy for Prosecuting Juvenile Firearm Offenders
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000
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Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative for 27 Communities 1998
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1998
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Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative for 17 Communities 1997
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1997
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Youth Handgun Safety Act Notice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1998
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Juvenile Gun Courts: Promoting Accountability and Providing Treatment, May 2002
This bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention describes juvenile gun courts, including their goals and program and planning issues. The Jefferson County Juvenile Gun Court in Birmingham, Alabama, is detailed.

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Firearms Statistics

Federal Firearm Offenders, 1992-1998
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000
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Firearm Injury and Death from Crime, 1993-97
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000
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Firearm Use Among Denver Arrestees in 2003
Division of Criminal Justice, July 2004
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Firearms Laws and Regulations

Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide 2000
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 2000
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Implementation of the Brady Law 1999
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1999
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Quick Reference to Federal Firearms Laws
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
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State Laws and Published Ordinances – Firearms (22nd Edition)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 2000
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State Laws and Published Ordinances (1998)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1998
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Firearms & Technology

Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice
National Institute of Justice, 1999
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Random Gunfire Problems and Gunshot Detection Systems
National Institute of Justice, 1999
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Using Gunshot Technology in High-Crime Areas
National Institute of Justice, 1998
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Firearm Sales

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000
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Background Checks for Firearm Transfers, 1999
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000
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Commerce in Firearms in the United States
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 2000
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Gun Shows: Brady Checks and Crime Gun Traces
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1999
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Predicting Criminal Behavior Among Authorized Purchasers of Handguns
National Institute of Justice, 1998
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Presale Handgun Checks
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1997
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Presale Handgun Checks, the Brady Interim Period 1994-98.
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1999
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Safety and Security Information for Federal Firearms Licensees
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1998
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Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1997
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Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearms Sales, Midyear 2000.
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2001
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Survey of State Procedures Related to Firearm Sales, Midyear 1999.
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000
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Firearms, Domestic Violence & Victims

Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence: A Law Enforcement Guide to Enforcing Orders of Protection Nationwide
International Association of Chiefs of Police, 2000
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Protection Orders and Federal Firearms Prohibitions
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 2001
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Working With Victims of Gun Violence
Office for Victims of Crime, 2001
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National Integrated Ballistics Imaging Network (NIBIN)

The Missing Link: Ballistics Technology That Helps Solve Crimes
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,2001
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Firearms – General

Criminal Victimization 2003
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2004
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Department of the Treasury Study on the Sporting Suitability of Modified Semiautomatic Assault Rifles
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 1998
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Impacts of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban: 1994-96
National Institute of Justice, 1999
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Perspectives on Crime and Justice: 1999-2000 Lecture Series
National Institute of Justice, 2001
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Prosecuting Gang Cases: What Local Prosecutors Need to Know
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2004
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Weed and Seed Guide to Federal Resources.
Office of Weed and Seed. 2004, NCJ 204808.
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Weed & Seed Best Practices: Evaluation-based Series, Volume 2. Office of Weed and Seed. 2004, NCJ 202524.
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