Gun Violence

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What the Most Violent Nations in the World Have in Common

High rates of intentional violence are strongly associated with inequality, both in terms of class and gender.

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Florida Might Revamp the State's 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Now, it'll protect people who fire warning shots.

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How Do Criminals Get Illegal Guns?

The short answer: We don't know.

Street Doctors

Combatting London's Knife Crime Epidemic With First Aid Lessons

A group of doctors is trying to convince young Britons that stabbings are serious.

AP

This Is What Happens When Neighborhoods Don't Trust the Police

Someone shot at a group of officers in broad daylight in Wilmington, Delaware, and no one will speak up.

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The NYPD Shot and Killed 16 People in 2012, the Highest Number in 14 Years

There was also a 200 percent increase in officer suicides.

ShotSpotter

ShotSpotter Has Started Marketing Itself to Schools

The gunshot detection company is just the latest to enter the potentially lucrative U.S. school shooting protection market.

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How Chicago Points to a Growing Inequality of Urban Violence

Some of Chicago's neighborhoods have become much more dangerous, even though crime has plummeted citywide.

How Social Networks Explain Violence in Chicago

In a new video, a Yale sociologist shows how relationships spread risk.

AP

Why International Aid Agencies Are Starting to Focus on Urban Violence

Non-war zone killings in cities in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa are far outpacing traditional armed conflict.

Stop Chicago

Welcome to Chicago, Where Segregation Is Almost a Civic Art Form

Whole communities are burdened by fear of violent crime, while others remain blissfully ignorant, in America's most divided city.

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How a City With Two Dozen Law Enforcement Agencies Handles a Huge Crisis

The Navy Yard attack was an example of D.C.'s complex jurisdictional landscape.

AP

13 People, Including a 3-Year-Old, Shot in a Chicago Park

All are expected to survive; police say the attack was gang-related.

Reuters

The Mass Killing Incidents Since Obama Took Office, Mapped

A GIF to illustrate the death toll, month-by-month.

AP

Gunman Killed, Multiple Victims in Mass Shooting at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard

Officials have confirmed that at least 13 people are dead. 

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Americans Own Nearly Half of the Privately Owned Guns on Earth

That's 88 guns per every 100 Americans.

Why You Shouldn't Get Too Worked Up About the FBI's Latest Crime Stats

Crime was up in 2012, but it's not a sign darker days are coming.

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New York's Deadly Gun Violence Spike

25 people were shot in just 48 hours last weekend, bringing the yearly figure to 440 shootings — with six more fatalities.

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Why It's So Hard to Contextualize Gun Deaths

Comparisons to car accidents or prescription drug overdoses offer little insight.