Using NIBRS Data to Examine the Availability of Illegal Guns in West Virginia:
Results from a Preliminary Spatial Analysis

Presentation outline

Informing practice

Current Study

Replication and extension of:

Competing hypotheses

Gun Availability and Violent Crime

Gun Availability and Violent Crime

Gun Availability and Violent Crime

Data for current study

Spatial Analysis Methods

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Violent crime clusters
(Univariate LISA)

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Gun crime clusters

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Knife crime clusters

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Gun theft clusters

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Carry permit clusters

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Preliminary model results

Conclusions

Next steps