Friday, January 30, 2015

Fact Sheet data on firearm use in violent crimes noted in Alaska Dispatch News story about spike in Anchorage shootings

Data from the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) Fact Sheet, "Firearm Use in Violent Crime in the U.S. and Alaska, 1985-2012," was noted in an Alaska Dispatch News article about recent shootings in Anchorage.

The Fact Sheet presents national and statewide statistics from 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. Khristy Parker, Research Professional, is the Fact Sheet author. In the article she "noted the fact sheet references specific violent crimes — robberies, homicides, aggravated assaults -- and does not offer a complete picture [of firearm use in all crimes]."

Read the Alaska Dispatch article:
"Spike in violent crime to be met by police shakedowns" by Jerzy Shedlock. Alaska Dispatch News, 29 Jan 2015.