Crime Prevention Research Center

a research and education organization dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety; educating the public on the results of such research; and supporting other organizations, projects, and initiatives that are organized and operated for similar purposes

Our goal is to provide an objective and accurate scientific evaluation of both the costs and benefits of gun ownership as well as policing activities.


  • 2013 Founded by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., an economist and a world-recognized expert on guns and crime
  • 501(C)(3) status
  • does not accept donations from gun or ammunition makers or organizations such as the NRA or any other organizations involved in the gun control debate on either side of the issue


Crime Prevention Research Center
6923 Maynardville Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37918
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