The Covariates of Children and Teen Firearm Homicide

Pelletier, K. (2023). The Covariates of Children and Teen Firearm Homicide. Homicide Studies, 0(0).


Firearm-related deaths were the second leading cause of death in 2020 among U.S. children and teens. Despite this, recent scoping reviews have highlighted the limited knowledge surrounding the impact of risk factors for firearm homicide victimization for these groups. I examine correlates for children and teen firearm victimization. I examine two research questions: What are the significant individual and situational variables for firearm homicide among children and teens? How do the individual and situational covariates of firearm homicide differ for children relative to teens? Findings demonstrate differences at the individual and situational levels.