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Share of prisoners who used a firearm in the United States in 2016, by type of firearm
Share of prisoners who used a firearm, by type of firearm U.S. 2016
This statistic shows the share of prisoners who used a firearm in the United States in 2016, by type of firearm. During the survey, 11.2 percent of prisoners reported using a handgun during their controlling offense. During the same survey, 18.4 percent of prisoners reported owning a handgun.
Share of prisoners who used a firearm in the United States in 2016, by type of firearm
Share of prisoners who used a firearm
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

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.

Share of prisoners who used a firearm, by type of firearm U.S. 2016
This statistic shows the share of prisoners who used a firearm in the United States in 2016, by type of firearm. During the survey, 11.2 percent of prisoners reported using a handgun during their controlling offense. During the same survey, 18.4 percent of prisoners reported owning a handgun.
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