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Firearm-related violence: the impact of the Nationwide Agreement on Firearms

ISSN: 
0817-8542

Abstract

The preliminary findings outlined in this paper seem to indicate that there has been a decline in firearm related death rates (essentially in firearm related suicides) in most jurisdictions in Australia. There is also preliminary evidence that firearms may be being displaced by other methods or weapons. Despite this, however, Mouzos concludes it is too soon to determine definitively whether Australia's uniform firearms laws have achieved their aim in reducing firearm related violence and misuse.

Cite article

Mouzos J. 1999. Firearm-related violence: the impact of the Nationwide Agreement on Firearms. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 116. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi116