Nov 2019

Key Findings: The Chicago Inmate Survey of Gun Access and Use (CIS)

Harold Pollack Kailey White Philip Cook

Summary of key findings/statistics from the “Results of the Chicago Inmate Survey of Gun Access and Use” report.

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