The supply and demand for guns to juveniles: Oakland's gun tracing project
Dodge, A. C.
Journel, C. S.
Publication: J Urban Health
Link to Published Abstract
Topics: Age Group Crime Local Supply Surveillance/Data Collection
Keywords: Adolescent California Crime/statistics & numerical data Firearms/ legislation & jurisprudence Program Evaluation
Bibliographic information +
Using police records and gun sale/registration information, data were collected for all gun crimes committed in Oakland, California between 1998 and 1999 in which a juvenile was either the suspect or the victim. The 213 cases involved 263 juveniles of which 170 were suspects/perpetrators and 93 were victims. The cases involved 132 recovered guns, and only 55% of the cases were traced to a federally licensed dealer. For only 52 (39%) of the 132 guns was it possible to identify federally licensed dealers and initial purchasers.
Calhoun, D., Dodge, A. C., Journel, C. S., & Zahnd, E. (2005). The supply and demand for guns to juveniles: Oakland's gun tracing project. J Urban Health, 82(4), 552-559.
Calhoun, D., et al. "The Supply and Demand for Guns to Juveniles: Oakland's Gun Tracing Project." J Urban Health 82.4 (2005): 552-9.