Gun Violence Research

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With the combined expertise of public health, social welfare, public policy, and criminal justice experts, the Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium informs the public and provides evidence-based, data-driven policy recommendations to disrupt the cycle of firearm-involved mass shootings, homicides, suicides, and accidents.

Here, you’ll find the consortium’s latest research as well as an archive of relevant research from our experts to help form a complete and ever-growing understanding of America’s unique problem with gun violence.


Citywide Cluster Randomized Trial to Restore Blighted Vacant Land and its Effects on Violence, Crime, and Fear

Authors demonstrate that structural dilapidation and blight can be key causes of negative outcomes in terms of people’s safety, both their perceptions of safety and their actual, physical safety. When left untreated, vacant and blighted urban spaces contribute to increased violence and fear.

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