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Curfews have been a common response to crime among young people since the 1990s, but research shows they don’t work. Teenagers, and advocates, say there are other options to reduce violence.
Public safety was the most important issue in this year’s mayoral race between Brandon Johnson and his tough-on-crime opponent, Paul Vallas.
Social media beefs and long-standing social ills are driving gun violence among young people at a record pace.
Los votantes latinos están divididos en cuanto a quién será su próximo alcalde. Pero coinciden en que necesitará tener un plan para reducir la violencia.
Latino voters are split on who will be their next mayor. But they agree that he’ll need to have a clear plan for reducing violence.
A recent study found that a Philadelphia program can reduce shootings among participants by about half.
While many states are striving to issue licenses to individuals afflicted by the war on drugs, Illinois is the first to give preference to those directly affected by shootings.
The violence prevention organization expands its services in the Austin neighborhood, giving youth access to a garden, a recording studio, and career planning resources.
Fifteen months after the community’s last high-profile killing, Philadelphia’s largest university is still struggling to keep its people safe.
Journalists can do harm while reporting a story. Elevating local voices can help.
A trauma surgeon's study aims to convince more reporters to consider victims' well-being when covering crime.
At a recent convening in St. Louis, recipients of $100 million in federal grants described the funds as a long-awaited acknowledgment that street outreach work has value.
Get involved in our new initiative for survivors of gun violence — and their friends and loved ones — to tell their own stories.
Last month's sweeping law is garnering pushback for its assault weapons ban. But reform advocates have their own concerns about the state's long-term approach.
In neighborhoods that account for 43 percent of Philadelphia's shootings, residents are wary, with some only leaving their homes for essentials.