|Title||Novel Linkage of Individual and Geographic Data to Study Firearm Violence.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Branas CC, Culhane D, Richmond TS, Wiebe DJ|
|Date Published||2008 Aug|
|Keywords||data systems, Firearms, geography, Violence|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Homicide Stud|