Social Changes and Gun-Related Homicide in New York City


New York City saw an unprecedented 72 percent decline in homicides between 1990 and 1998. A June 2010 report from the National Institutes of Health looks at the city’s gun-related murders by the age of the perpetrator, finding drug treatment and an increased social safety net helped reduce murders by young people, the group most likely to carry them out.

Read the full report here.

Use The Crime Report to find out more information about homicide rates.

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