Safe storage, red flag laws, group therapy, and focusing on likely offenders can help prevent shootings.
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Gun violence is often portrayed as an intractable problem, but a growing body of evidence shows that there are existing interventions that can save lives right now. These programs rarely get the careful, sustained attention they deserve. This project seeks to change that.
Activists have long fought to make urban violence a priority for the movement. Now they are slowly securing more dollars for programs proven capable of saving lives.
The trend reflects a growing willingness among legislators to invest in a better understanding of the issue.
Last year, a third of Philadelphia's shooting victims arrived at a trauma center in the back of a cop car. We asked other cities why they haven't embraced the practice.
In Philadelphia, police often race shooting victims to the hospital rather than wait for paramedics. Experts in trauma and policing say more cities should consider it.
A Scrappy California Crime Lab Is Cracking More Gun Cases — Thanks to Technology Bigger Agencies Misuse
Propelled by a new, no-nonsense boss, Contra Costa County ditched the excuses that keep many law enforcement agencies from taking better advantage of a crime-fighting database called NIBIN.
Prompted by a 2007 law, an administrator at the Iowa Department of Public Safety personally oversaw the review of 125,000 state mental health case files to figure out who should be prohibited from owning guns.
The most comprehensive study yet of a popular violence-prevention group’s New York City…
The city has launched an ambitious program to collect DNA from every gun recovered by police. But questions remain about effectiveness, and cost.
Cure Violence is expanding in the five boroughs.
Cure Violence has shown promise in reducing violent crime. But with its funding slashed in its home city, a few remaining foot soldiers are struggling to make a difference in neighborhoods gripped by fear.
In a promising approach to curbing gun violence, some cities ask specialized judges to choose social programs over prison time for firearms offenders.
Minnesota is the latest to enact laws to prevent "nominee purchases" and stem the flow of illegal guns. But do they work?