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In December 2013, realizing that the issue of firearm violence rates in the City of Wilmington, especially among youth, was becoming a crisis situation, the city leaders requested that the Centers for Disease…

  • Research Report

The proliferation of gangs can bring fear and violence to every block of a city. In addition to suffering unacceptably high numbers of deaths and injuries, gang-besieged neighborhoods are plagued by intimidation, economic and physical decay, and…

Violence
Violence
  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders must step up to take the lead with their police departments and community members to address racial inequities in their respective cities and towns.

Last year, NLC launched the REAL (Race, Equity And Leadership) initiative…

real leon
real leon
  • CitiesSpeak

Criminal justice data tools can help city leaders answer this question. Here’s how to access and use those tools.

The U.S. now has the highest rate of incarceration in the world – and local jails represent a huge, largely ignored portion…

prison
prison
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC Senior Consultant Jack Calhoun highlights a number of crime reduction initiatives that have transformed communities - and reveals the common thread shared by all.

Volunteers build a "Friendship House," which serves as a neighborhood…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is an op-ed written by Columbia, S.C., Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin.

It is hard to imagine that, in 2015, there were more than 52,606 gun-related incidents in the United States, which resulted in 13,344…

congress
congress
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Jerrilyn Black.

Cities United, a national partnership to reduce violence and violence-related deaths in the African American male community, held its second annual convening in Philadelphia April 29 - May 1. The…

  • CitiesSpeak

Supported by the California Endowment, this post is part of a series, "Galvanizing the Civic Sector to Reduce Gun Violence." The series focuses on what several sectors – parents, teens, schools, hospitals, law enforcement, the faith community,…