Study showing drop in Ohio crime rates offers strong, mixed reactions to concealed carry law


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January 4, 2024
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Stanford University law professor John J. Donohue III told and The Plain Dealer that said it is too soon to assess the law’s impact in Ohio, especially because 2021, the year before the law went into effect, was “an unusually bad year for violent crime in Ohio.”

“In most of the country, the last year has seen some dramatic drops in gun violence so the fact that Ohio didn’t see much of a drop (and some increases in some big cities) is probably stronger evidence that the law is harmful than anything else,” Donohue said in an email.

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