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Ann Givens

6 February 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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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...

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Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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17 January 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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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...

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Mark Obbie

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11 August 2016

United States

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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...

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Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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4 January 2016

Hookset, New Hampshire, United States

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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...

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Kevin Mahnken

11 November 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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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...

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Alex Yablon

24 September 2015

Rochester, New York, United States

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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.

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Alex Yablon

13 August 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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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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