Mass­a­chu­setts passed some of the toughest guns laws in the nation in 1998, but sta­tis­tics show that since then, the number of gun-​​related crimes com­mitted here has risen.

The Boston Globe reports that in 2011, Mass­a­chu­setts recorded 122 gun-​​related homi­cides, almost double the 65 homi­cides in 1998.

James Alan Fox, pro­fessor of crim­i­nology, law and public policy at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, joined WBUR Monday to dis­cuss what these num­bers mean.

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