Approach City leaders and their partners should encourage and educate gun owners and the general public about secure gun storage to make their homes and communities safer. They should also provide gun owners with the tools to securely store their guns. Such education, outreach, and tools are essential to protecting… Read More
Educate gun owners and the general public about secure gun storage to make their homes and communities safer.
Approach An estimated 3 million children are exposed to gun violence, directly or indirectly, every year.1Everytown analysis derives this number by multiplying the share of children (aged 0 to 17) who are exposed to shootings per year (4 percent) by the total child population of the… Read More
Deploy school employees, volunteers, and/or professionals to provide students with safe routes to and from school in high-crime neighborhoods.
Approach Hot spots policing is a law enforcement strategies that focuses on small land areas with high crime rates. To better address and prevent gun violence, law enforcement agencies focus their resources on very specific locations in a community or neighborhood. By focusing on solving problems in small areas with… Read More
Utilize data and deploy law enforcement resources to the small geographic areas with the highest rates of gun violence.
Approach Violence reduction fellowship programs, often referred to as the Peacemaker Fellowship®, are an intensive gun violence prevention strategy that originated in Richmond, California, and attempts to break the cycle of gun violence in disproportionately impacted communities. These fellowship programs use a combination of outreach worker observational data and city… Read More
Provide intensive social services and financial opportunity to individuals at high-risk of committing violent offenses.
Approach Law enforcement agencies across the nation are implementing data-driven solutions to identify officers at high risk of problematic behavior, before it occurs. One solution being used by law enforcement to address use-of-force issues and officer-involved shootings is a data-based personnel management tool called an Early Intervention System. An EIS… Read More
Implement systems to identify officers at-risk of engaging in improper conduct or excessive use of force and address behaviors.
Approach The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that a victim will be killed.1Jacquelyn C. Campbell et al., “Risk Factors for Femicide in Abusive Relationships: Results from a Multisite Case Control Study,” American Journal of Public Health 93, no. Read More
Implement assessments in domestic violence cases to identify survivors who are at high-risk of becoming homicide victims.
Approach A Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) is a model for reducing gun violence through multiagency (local and federal) collaboration focused on using various technologies to collect, manage, and analyze crime gun evidence in real time. A CGIC’s goal is to expedite the processing of this data in order to identify… Read More
Establish multi-agency law enforcement partnerships to collect, analyze, and manage evidence related to guns used in crimes.
Approach Domestic violence perpetrators are prohibited under federal law from owning, buying, or possessing a gun. Many states also ban domestic abusers from possessing a gun. However, domestic abusers often keep their guns and purchase more guns even after they are prohibited, because cities do not fully implement and enforce… Read More
Implement surrender and enforcement protocols to disarm domestic abusers who are not legally allowed to possess guns.
Approach One significant environmental factor that influences the prevalence of lethal violence in high-risk areas is a concentration of blighted properties.1Matthew Valasik, Elizabeth E. Brault, and Stephen M. Martinez, “Forecasting Homicide in the Red Stick: Risk Terrain Modeling and the Spatial Influence of Urban Blight on… Read More
Transform public spaces where crime occurs into safe, community-centered places.
Approach The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is used by firearm background check examiners, either at the FBI or, in some states, by agencies known as points of contact, to determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to purchase a firearm.1… Read More
Investigate background check denials to identify individuals who may be at-risk of committing violence.