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Inj Prev 6:263-267 doi:10.1136/ip.6.4.263
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Gun use in the United States: results from two national surveys

Table 1

Hostile gun displays: gun use against respondents

1996 (n=1905) 1999 (n=2521) Combined
Respondents Incidents Respondents Incidents Respondents Incidents
*Based on % of a sample of cases in which the narrative indicated that respondent had only witnessed the event.
Total positives 122 450 131 342 253 792
Exclusions:
    Witness only 31 112 6* 12* 37 124
    Thought to be criminal 8 16 14 35 22 51
    Police officer 10 150 11 30 21 180
    Security guard 2 3 2 4 4 7
    Military personnel 3 6 2 1 5 7
    Arson investigator 1 2 0 0 1 2
    Private investigator 1 25 0 0 1 25
    Outside of US 2 3 0 0 2 3
    Out of time frame (>5 years) 1 1 1 4 2 5
    Insufficient information 3 16 0 0 3 16
    Other 2 4 1 97 3 101
Total exclusions 64 338 37 183 101 521
Cases 58 112 94 159 152 271

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