UCFC Research Findings
The California Safety and Wellbeing Survey (CSaWS)
The California Safety and Wellbeing Survey (CSaWS) is a landmark web-based survey covering a wide range of topics related to safety, neighborhoods, firearms, and firearm violence in California.
CSaWS 1 (the first wave) was fielded in September and October 2018 by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) with funding from the State of California for the UC Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC).
The second wave of CSaWS was fielded in July 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and collected information on perceptions of safety and worry about violence before and during the pandemic.
You can find links to CSaWS studies and fact sheets summarizing their results here.
Findings in Peer-Reviewed Literature
August 2020 Spitzer, et al. Incidence, Distribution, and Lethality of Firearm Injuries in California From 2005 to 2015.
June 2020 Pallin, et al. Assessment of Extreme Risk Protection Order Use in California From 2016 to 2019.
November 2019 Wintemute, et al. Extreme Risk Protection Orders Intended to Prevent Mass Shootings: A Case Series.
Presentation: Firearm Mortality in California, 2000-2015
The presentation below is based on data from the California Department of Public Health's Multiple Cause of Death data files.