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Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use

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Published Date
April, 2013

This 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). Findings suggest that firearms are rarely used in self-defense by victims of attempted or completed violent crimes.