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Localized Homicide Patterns and Prevention Strategies: A Comparison of Five Project Safe Neighborhood Sites

NCJ Number
Victims & Offenders Volume: 5 Issue: 1 Dated: January 2010 Pages: 45-63
Jeremy M. Wilson; John M. MacDonald; George E. Tita
Date Published
January 2010
19 pages
This study examined the relationship between homicide rates and homicide prevention initiatives in five communities.
Research has produced a wealth of knowledge on the victims, offenders, and circumstances of homicide incidents. This research, however, is seldom tied to community-based homicide prevention initiatives. This article compares patterns of homicide across five Project Safe Neighborhood sites and presents an example of how homicide characteristics in local communities can be tied to specific local prevention strategies. Finally, the article concludes with a discussion of how homicide research can provide the first step in developing community-based, data-driven violence prevention programs. Tables and references (Published Abstract)