Police crackdowns on illegal gun carrying: A systematic review of their impact on gun crime
Koper, Cristopher S.
Publication: Journal of Experimental Criminology
Topics: Crime Gun Carrying Law Enforcement
Keywords: gun crime illegal gun carrying illegal possession police crackdowns police strategies
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The authors conducted a systematic review of the impact of police strategies to reduce illegal possession and carrying of firearms on gun crime. A total of 4 studies met the criteria for review, reporting 7 tests of directed patrols focused on 3 U.S. cities (Kansas City, Missouri; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania) and 2 Colombian cities (Cali and Bogotá). 6 of the 7 tests suggest that directed patrols, assigning additional officers to high-crime areas at high-risk times and allowing them to focus on proactive investigation and enforcement, reduced gun crime.
Koper, C. S., & Mayo-Wilson, E. (2006). Police crackdowns on illegal gun carrying: A systematic review of their impact on gun crime. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 2(2), 227-261.
Koper, Cristopher S., and Evan Mayo-Wilson. "Police Crackdowns on Illegal Gun Carrying: A Systematic Review of Their Impact on Gun Crime." Journal of Experimental Criminology 2.2 (2006): 227-61.