RGVRC Annual Report 2023

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February 6, 2024

Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium


The annual report from the Rockefeller Institute’s Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium (RGVRC) highlights the important contributions the group made to understanding and addressing gun violence in 2023. Through cutting-edge quantitative and qualitative research, interviews with high-profile media outlets, and distillation of evidence into easy to understand policy recommendations, the group’s multidisciplinary researchers and practitioners are a critical component of the effort to reduce firearm-related injuries and deaths.

In 2023, Consortium experts published 16 separate research reports, briefs, and policy blogs through the Consortium. These publications covered a range of firearm-related violence issues, such as firearm regulations, stand-your-ground laws, Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs, or “red flag” laws), school and mass shootings, and Second Amendment questions before the US Supreme Court, among others.

Other key highlights in the annual report:

  • Consortium experts published more than 200 books, chapters, and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Members of the Consortium appeared in the media more than 125 times in 2023.
  • With the creation of an affiliate scholar program, the Consortium now connects 115 scholars and practitioners across the United States and internationally.
  • The RGVRC, through the participation of its executive director, was part of nearly $1.1 million in grant funding awarded during 2023.

Read the RGVRC Annual Report 2023.