Dataset on crime rates, homicide rates and legal firearm sales/background checks

Published: 24 June 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xhvxvd2jdg.1
Mark Hamill


The dataset details rates of crime, homcide, firearm homicide and firearm sales/background checks nationally and by state for the years 1999-2015 Crime rates including overall Violent Crime, Murder, Robbery, Rape, Aggravated Assault, overall Property Crime, Burglary, Larceny and Vehicle Theft at the national and individual state level from 1999-2015 were collected from the United States Department of Justice Uniform Crime Report. Homicide and Firearm Homicide rates were collected from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Firearm background checks (as a surrogate for legal firearm sales) were collected from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation National Instant Criminal Background Check System



University of Nebraska Medical Center


Trauma Surgery, Crime Statistics