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Share of prisoners who possessed a firearm during their offense, by offense U.S. 2016

Share of state prisoners who possessed a firearm during their offense in the U.S. in 2016, by offense committed

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Release date

January 2019


United States

Survey time period

January to October 2016

Number of respondents

24,848 prisoners

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Responses have been weighted to reflect national estimates. *Other violent crimes include kidnapping, extortion, hit-and-run driving with bodily injury, child abuse, and criminal endangerment. **Other property crimes include larceny, theft, motor vehicle theft, arson, fraud, stolen property, destruction of property, vandalism, hit-and-run driving with no bodily injury, criminal tampering, trespassing, entering without breaking, and possession of burglary tools.

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