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Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (1998)

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l Performance Report


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l Cincinnati, OH
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l Gary, IN
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Crime Gun Trace Analysis Reports: The Illegal Youth Firearms Markets in 27 Communities

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Terms Used in this Report

Trace Analysis Provided in This Report

General Findings: Local Illegal Firearms Markets

Methods of Illegal Tranfer of Firearms to Juveniles and Other Prohibited Persons

Enforcement Oppotunities for Preventing Trafficking in Firearms

Update: Comprehensive Community Crime Gun Tracing

Update: Local Law Enforcement Initiatives

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