Thursday, March 20, 2014
Firearm Use in Violent Crime in the U.S. And Alaska, 1985–2012
November 2013 issue of the AJSAC Fact Sheet presents national and statewide statistics from the Alaska Department of Public Safety's Crime in Alaska report and the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports program on the use of firearms in the commission of three violent crimes — homicide (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter), robbery, and aggravated assault — in the U.S. and Alaska from 1985 to 2012. Data on the use of knives and other cutting instruments, strong-arm tactics, and other weapons in the commission of these crimes are also presented. The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).