BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : AUGUST 16, 1999 ISSUE
COVER STORY

The Crime World's Weapons of Choice


Top guns traced to crimes in 1998

TYPE                                NO. OF TRACES

SMITH & WESSON .38 PISTOL               8,096
LORCIN ENGINEERING .380 PISTOL          5,746
STURM RUGER 9mm PISTOL                  4,594
RAVEN ARMS .25 PISTOL                   4,520
NORTH CHINA IND. 7.62mm RIFLE           4,224
MOSSBERG 12-GAUGE SHOTGUN               3,970
SMITH & WESSON 9mm PISTOL               3,968
SMITH & WESSON .357 PISTOL              3,849
DAVIS INDUSTRIES .380 PISTOL            3,350
MARLIN .22 RIFLE                        3,235

DATA: BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO & FIREARMS


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