Data-Driven Homicide Prevention

An Examination of Five Project Safe Neighborhoods Target Areas

by John MacDonald, Jeremy M. Wilson, George Tita

Full Document

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 0.1 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

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.

The research described in this report was prepared for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs was conducted by RAND Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (ISE).

This report is part of the RAND Corporation Working paper series. RAND working papers are intended to share researchers' latest findings and to solicit informal peer review. They have been approved for circulation by RAND but may not have been formally edited or peer reviewed.

Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.