Data-Driven Homicide Prevention

An Examination of Five Project Safe Neighborhoods Target Areas

by John MacDonald, Jeremy M. Wilson, George Tita

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This working paper describes homicide in five target areas chosen by the Project Safe Neighborhoods task forces located in the Northern, Central, and Southern districts of California: the East and West Oakland areas of the Oakland Police Department, the entire city of Hayward, the 77th Street district of the Los Angeles Police Department, the Century Station area of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, and the Southeastern division of the San Diego Police Department. The purpose of this paper is to describe homicide violence in five Project Safe Neighborhoods target areas and illustrate how intervention strategies can be tied to local homicide patterns.

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