An Exploration of Gun Violence and Prevention: Toward the Development of an Inclusive Database

An Exploration of Gun Violence and Prevention: Toward the Development of an Inclusive Database

Source: 

Center for Public Safety Initiatives

Author(s): 

Audrey DiPoala, Janelle Duda, John Klofas

This paper is the second in a series of three addressing the need for developing a shooting database in Rochester. The benefit from crime analysis has been seen in recent years as smart policing has come to the forefront. This paper addresses the role that databases play in crime prevention and then moves toward a focus on the need for a shooting database and what role that would play in law enforcement. In addition to providing examples of crime databases, this paper will also highlight the variables necessary to include in a database specific to shooting victims.

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