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Violent Crime Working Group

Perspectives on DOJ Violent Crime Reduction Roadmap

After the DOJ released its Violent Crime Reduction Roadmap, Violent Crime Working Group members shared their perspectives on their experience and the importance of the Ten Essential Actions.
Report Release

Homicide, Other Violent Crimes Decline in U.S. Cities but Remain Above Pre-Pandemic Levels

New CCJ Analysis of 2023 Crime Trends Also Documents a Continuing Spike in Motor Vehicle Theft, With Offenses More Than Doubling in Seven Cities

Homicides Continued to Increase in Major U.S. Cities in 2021, but at Slower Pace

New CCJ Analysis Shows Rise in Other Violent Crimes While Drug Violations and Most Property Offenses Fall Again

Event Recording: Ten Essential Actions Cities Can Take to Reduce Violence Now

Watch six members of the Violent Crime Working Group discuss their final report "Saving Lives: Ten Essential Actions Cities Can Take to Reduce Violence Now"

Saving Lives: Ten Essential Actions Cities Can Take to Reduce Violence Now

Amid a rise in homicide, diverse CCJ panel urges leaders to reject “us vs. them” politics and collaborate on ten essential steps to reduce violence now.

Violent Crime Working Group Releases Action Plan for Cities

Amid a rise in homicide, diverse CCJ panel urges leaders to reject “us vs. them” politics and collaborate on ten essential steps to reduce violence now.

Meeting Bulletin #7: Integrating Local Violence Reduction Efforts; State and Federal Support

At two meetings in November, Working Group outlines the importance of strong local leadership to a successful anti-violence strategy, and what the state and federal governments should do to provide support.

Meeting Bulletin #6: Victimization, Trauma, Mental Health, and Violent Crime

At its eighth meeting, the Violent Crime Working Group examines impacts of victimization and trauma on mental health and violent crime.

Event Recording: Collaborative Approaches to Reducing Community Gun Violence

Watch three members of the Violent Crime Working Group discuss how police and communities can work together to stop violence and save lives.
Report Release

September 2021 Update: Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities

A new analysis for CCJ looks at crime trends in major U.S. cities through the first nine months of 2021.

Meeting Bulletin #4: Community Based Responses to Violence

At two sessions in October, the Violent Crime Working Group highlights the promise of key violence reduction strategies, provides guidance to help leaders now.

Meeting Bulletin #4: Community Based Responses to Violence

At Two Sessions in September, Working Group Highlights the Promise of Four Key Violence Reduction Strategies, Provides Guidance to Help Leaders Launch Programs Now