In light of the tragedy in Newtown and the contested ban on concealed weapons, the Illinois Department of Public Health issued a directive to its County Health Departments to conduct an analysis of the role of homicides and suicides in their community. I did this project with the Winnebago County Health Department (where I’m from) from January to March 2013. Many thanks goes to WCHD, the Rockford Police Department, and the Illinois State Police.
The report has been published with the Winnebago County Health Department and can be found here. Below are the slides I used to deliver a talk to the Winnebago County Board of Health.