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Urban vs Rural firearms death

2012-07-20 16:59:00.618605+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Yeah, I got sucked in to reading internet commentary on last night's shooting spree in a Longmont Aurora, CO movie theater, which led me to wonder what the per-capita firearms death rate was in rural vs urban settings.

Urban–;;Rural Shifts in Intentional Firearm Death: Different Causes, Same Results, Branas, Nance, Elliott,Richmond,and Schwab:

Results. The most urban counties had 1.03 (95% confidence interval [CI]=0.87, 1.20) times the adjusted firearm death rate of the most rural counties. The most rural counties experienced 1.54 (95% CI=1.29, 1.83) times the adjusted firearm suicide rate of the most urban. The most urban counties experienced 1.90 (95% CI=1.50, 2.40) times the adjusted firearm homicide rate of the most rural. Similar opposing trends were not found for nonfirearm suicide or homicide.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-23 06:40:33.332128+00 by: meuon

Eric: 100+ rounds of ammo is great therapy. Used to be cheaper, it still is if you fire .22's.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-21 14:38:50.780578+00 by: ebradway

It's a perfect storm of slightly unhinged grad students being placed in servitude under more unhinged faculty members. Many of those faculty members firmly believe that any abuse they experienced as grad students should be perpetuated. I'm going to try not to get into a discussion of my PhD advisor right now. Maybe after my therapy session on Tuesday.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-21 01:39:05.372583+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thanks, corrected.

Not to make too much light of things, but I kinda thought you had to be somewhat unhinged to be a grad student...

#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-20 23:08:59.792754+00 by: ebradway

It was in Aurora not Longmont.

What's interesting is the guy was a PhD student in Neuroscience at the University Colorado Medical School. A few years back I did some research to understand who committed murders on universities campuses. Once you excluded cops and military, Grad Students came out on top. I haven't updated it in a few years, but you can see my raw data here.