Novel Linkage of Individual and Geographic Data to Study Firearm Violence.

TitleNovel Linkage of Individual and Geographic Data to Study Firearm Violence.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBranas CC, Culhane D, Richmond TS, Wiebe DJ
JournalHomicide Stud
Volume12
Issue3
Pagination298-320
Date Published2008 Aug
ISSN1088-7679
Keywordsdata systems, Firearms, geography, Violence
Abstract

Firearm violence is the end result of a causative web of individual-level and geographic risk factors. Few, if any, studies of firearm violence have been able to simultaneously determine the population-based relative risks that individuals experience as a result of what they were doing at a specific point in time and where they were, geographically, at a specific point in time. This paper describes the linkage of individual and geographic data that was undertaken as part of a population-based case-control study of firearm violence in Philadelphia. New methods and applications of these linked data relevant to researchers and policymakers interested in firearm violence are also discussed.

DOI10.1177/1088767908319756
Alternate JournalHomicide Stud
PubMed ID20617158