How Can We Effectively Address Gun Violence?
As a multifaceted challenge, there are multifaceted strategies to address gun violence in impacted communities. The Engaging Communities report outlines the following solutions to their four key findings.
To address the problem of easy access to guns by high-risk people.
To improve relations between police and communities of color.
To improve social services.
To build community engagement structures across sectors.
To learn more about engaging communities to reduce gun violence: http://www.urban.org/research/publication/engaging-communities-reducing-gun-violence-road-map-safer-communities
To learn more about gun violence in Washington state: ttps://foundation.gunresponsibility.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/WA-Gun-Violence-Facts-Sheet.pdf
Additional links for Washington state gun violence research and data:
- Guns in Our Community-King County, 2016 Kingcounty.gov
- Firearm-Related Injury and Death, 2015 Washington State Department of Health
- Joe Cmpo, MPH. Firearm Deaths in Washington State, April 2013 Washington State Health Services Research Project Research brief No.71
- Washington State Department of Health on U.S. Department of Veteran affairs. Washington Veteran Suicide Fact Sheet.