Urban Gun Violence

Authored by: Janice A. Iwama , Jack McDevitt

Handbook of Global Urban Health

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  May  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138206250
eBook ISBN: 9781315465456
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This chapter examines patterns and trends in gun violence in the United States and provides a review on programs and strategies that jurisdictions have adopted to achieve safety in their communities. While national data indicate that young African American males living in urban communities continue to experience much higher rates of gun violence, only a handful of areas have developed solutions to address this issue. However, we provide a discussion on the various different strategies that have been implemented by communities and encourage future efforts to adopt solutions that address the consequences of violence and its underlying causes.

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