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Ann Givens

14 August 2018

California, United States

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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...

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Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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2 August 2018

United States

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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...

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Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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11 April 2018

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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...

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Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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12 February 2018

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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...

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Elizabeth Van Brocklin

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1 May 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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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...

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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 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 kept the momen...

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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 have been admitted to a hospital for gunshot wounds are more likely suffer another gun injury or commit a crime. To stop this cycle, a hospital in Seattle will have social workers stay in communication wi...

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