Year: 1994 Source: Studies on Crime and Crime Prevention, v.3, (1994), p.168-178 SIEC No: 20030994

This paper reports tests of the displacement hypothesis using Canadian data & two designs: regression analysis of regional variations in gun ownership & suicide rates, & interrupted time series analysis of suicide rates before & after the 1977 amendments to the federal gun control law. Both tests found no positive associations between gun availability & gun suicide rates, & no evidence of displacement to other methods. (26 refs)