Biting the Bullet: Understanding Gun Crime in Nottingham, England

Jacqueline L. Schneider, University of Leicester

ABSTRACT
Research exploring the nature of gun-related crime in England is sparse, albeit growing. This research explores patterns of gun-related crime in Nottingham, England, where gun-related crime has been slowly rising since 2000. Several police operations aimed at cracking down on the shootings have run since that time. However, despite the police response, the number of shootings continued to rise, including a very small number of gun-related fatalities. Recorded crime data revealed specific patterns of offences throughout the city. Data also showed that perceptions among professionals about "hot spots" of activity and levels of seriousness differ from actual recorded time.

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