Gun Violence Research from NAP Report
This information comes from a report issued by the National Academies Press entitled "Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence", published in 2013. Contributors include the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC).
After reading the article, here are my initial thoughts about what parameters we should look at:
- Characteristics of violence
- Homicide, suicide, fatal, non-fatal, accidental
- Role of controlled substances
- Type of firearm / ammunition used
- Rural vs. Urban
- Type of location
- In a home, park, school, etc.
- General geographic information
- Victim / Perpetrator information
- Age, sex, race
- Relationship of victim to perpetrator
- History of mental illness and other risk factors