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Study: Baltimore’s Group Violence Reduction Strategy reduced homicides and shootings by a quarter in Western District

February 9, 2024
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The anti-violence program Baltimore launched in early 2022 appears to be playing a role in reducing homicides and shootings, according to preliminary data from an academic study of the pilot program in the police department’s Western District. The historically violent district experienced a roughly one-quarter reduction in homicides and shootings in the first 18 months of the city’s Group Violence Reduction Strategy, University of Pennsylvania researchers found.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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