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14 August 2018
California, United States
The Contra Costa Police Department crime lab has accelerated processing ballistics evidence through a national database that works like fingerprints for guns. The result has been connecting gun violence incidents more...
2 August 2018
A journalist who has reported for two years on survivors of gunshots offers guidance and advice to others in the media on how to track accurate data on non-fatal gun violence, report empathetically on survivors facing...
11 April 2018
Every state in the U.S. has a compensation fund to help those who experience crime with expenses like medical and dental bills and counseling. However many of the funds go untapped because victims don't know about the...
12 February 2018
Over 3000 Words
States and the U.S. Congress have set aside billions to compensate victims of crime to help with things like medical bills, relocation costs and counseling, but because of the numerous restrictions on applying for the...
1 May 2017
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Gunshot victims are often treated at hospitals only to be sent back into the community, where 1/3 will end up back in the hospital again. With a new emphasis on prevention and addressing the underlying issues, Ohio is...
9 February 2017
New York, New York, United States
Under 800 Words
In its four years of community outreach, Cure Violence’s New York City chapter has been accepted and welcomed by both neighborhoods and police. The program now works in 17 police precincts, providing direct violence i...
6 February 2017
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Chicago’s Cure Violence program, which has been around for close to 20 years, has closed all but one of its sites. The program employs Violence Interrupters, who work in neighborhoods to help stop violent conflict. As...
17 January 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Over 3000 Words
Tyrone Shoemake is an advocate for people who use wheelchairs for mobility—especially those who are victims of gunshot wounds, like him. When an online video of Shoemake doing pull-ups from his chair went viral, he ke...
11 August 2016
Over 3000 Words
While policing initiatives have previously been driven by intuitive responses to trends in violent crime, the Centre for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University has developed a new strategy for identify...
4 January 2016
Hookset, New Hampshire, United States
Spurred by three suicides in one week in New Hampshire, a gun store owner launched the Gun Shop Project to educate more firearm sellers and others on how to spot suicidal customers. Many other gun sellers joined the e...
11 November 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Research shows that higher rates of gun ownership lead to higher rates of violent crime - countless examples in the continental United States seem to support this. But Hawaii, with some of the highest gun sale numbers...
24 September 2015
Rochester, New York, United States
Under 800 Words
Cities in the U.S. have decreased recidivism through specialized courts for firearm offenders. These efforts, however, have not helped overall gun violence, so university research is suggesting new tactics.
13 August 2015
Seattle, Washington, United States
Patients who come to a hospital for gunshot wounds are more likely to suffer another gun injury or commit a crime. To stop this cycle, a hospital in Seattle pairs patients with social workers who follow up with patien...
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