Data Catalog

This data catalog was provided by the Expert Panel on Firearms Data Infrastructure. Visit the study home page at: NORC.org

For descriptions, firearms-related variables, limitations, currency and characteristics related to the databases below, scroll down to Appendix A on the First Report of the Expert Panel on Firearms Data Infrastructure.

I. National Crime Databases

FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) | Summary Reporting System (SRS)

FBI Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) | (Also)

FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Program National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA) Program

FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program Law Enforcement Hate Crime Statistics

BJS Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program

BJS National Corrections Reporting Program (NCRP)

II. National Firearms Databases

ATF Firearms Trace Data

ATF Listing of Federal Firearms Licensees

ATF Annual Firearms Manufacturers and Export Report

ATF Firearms Commerce Report in the United States

Federal Firearms Licensee Statistics Theft/Loss Reports

National Firearms Act (NFA) National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR)

III. National Public Health Databases

CDC National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) National Vital Statistics System

CDC Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Report System (WISQARS)

CDC WONDER (National Center for Health Statistics)

CDC National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)

K-12 School Shooting Database, FEMA, Homeland Security

Firearm Injury Surveillance Study

Health Care Utilization Project (HCUP), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

• State-Level Hospital Discharge and ED Databases (Varies by state, data can also be accessed via HCUP for participating states.)

National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
• (Access to public use data files)

National Fatality Review Case Reporting System

IV. Population-Level Survey Data

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

BJS Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS)

• CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

NORC General Social Survey (GSS)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS)

Polling Report (Guns)

V. Federal Justice System Survey Data/Ancillary Justice Data Collections

BJS Survey of Prison Inmates (SPI)

BJS Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies

BJS National Judicial Report Program (NJRP)

BJS NICS Act State Record Estimates

BJS Survey of Law Enforcement Gang Units (SLEGU)

BJS Survey of Inmates in Local Jails (SILJ)

BJS Survey of Large Jails

BJS Survey of State Procedures Related To Firearm Sales

BJS National Former Prisoner Survey (NFPS)

VI. Nonprofit and Private Policy Data, Ancillary (Covariate) Data, Convenience Data, and Surveys

Gun Violence Archive

Giffords Law Center (GLC)

Firearm Safety Among Children & Teens (FACTS) Consortium

Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing

Stanford Open Policing Project

SciLaw Criminal Records Database

EveryStat for Gun Safety

The Trace Violent Crimes Data

VII. Integrated Data

Criminal Justice Administrative Records System (CJARS)