Everytown for Gun Safety, with support from the Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation and the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, developed the City Gun Violence Reduction Insight Portal (CityGRIP), a responsive online clearinghouse of data-informed gun violence reduction strategies. The content found in CityGRIP reflects two years worth of on-site interviews with mayors, police chiefs, sheriffs, and community members in more than 60 communities nationwide.
Many American cities are already implementing evidence-based gun violence reduction strategies. However, cities face a variety of obstacles related to resourcing these efforts, such as high cost, lack of time or buy-in, inadequate technology, and competing priorities. Cities can work to overcome these barriers by developing a tailored gun violence reduction strategy based on their unique circumstances, and leveraging peer-to-peer guidance.
From CityGRIP’s homepage, use the jurisdiction input buttons to create a custom blueprint for gun violence reduction for your city. The more jurisdiction inputs selected, the more comprehensive your blueprint will be. The results will feature a myriad of strategies from the critical stages of city gun violence prevention: tracking and analytics, prevention, intervention, response, and reintegration. Each strategy details the approach, impact, necessary resources, common barriers, key partners, and a case study of the strategy in action.
These strategies can help cities counter the enormous human and economic costs of gun violence. To calculate the economic cost of gun violence in communities you care about, including overall costs to society and the cost to taxpayers, please visit Everytown’s interactive Cost of Gun Violence Calculator.
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