Guns Making Their Way Into the Hands of Criminals Pose Continuing Problems of Public Safety

January 2008 / Abell Reports / Criminal Justice and Addiction

Recommendations for stemming the flow.

Gun violence remains a critical problem in Baltimore and other American cities. Between 1996 and 2005, firearms were used in almost five million crimes in the U.S. In Baltimore City, 282 people were homicide victims in 2007, the majority killed by firearms. Many more people were victims of nonfatal shootings.