Evidence-Based Violence Prevention: Saving Lives, Preserving Futures
Statistics on violence in the U.S.: What can we do?
Violence is one of the most critical, pervasive and devastating challenges facing society today. In 2016, there were nearly 38,000 deaths from gun violence in the United States. Violence can take many forms—from homicide and assault to suicide, and from domestic violence to terrorism—and behind each incident are individual lives shattered, families and communities changed forever, and millions of people asking “What can I do?
The COVID-19 pandemic has been linked to an estimated 110,000 firearm purchases in California and increases in individuals’ worries about violence, according to a new study by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Program.
The BulletPoints Project, part of the University of California’s Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC), has launched a new resource-rich website to enhance education, training and awareness about firearm injury prevention for medical and mental health professionals.
People who own guns and those living with gun owners are substantially less worried about the risk of firearm injuries than individuals living in homes without guns, says a new study by violence prevention experts at UC Davis Health.
Do patterns in gun ownership-related characteristics and motivations, such as the types and number of firearms owned and reasons for ownership, offer insights into how those owners might view proposals designed to prevent firearm-related harm?
A surge in firearm purchasing in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic – estimated to be over 2.1 million excess purchases – is linked to a significant increase in firearm violence, a study by UC Davis Violence Prevention Program (VPRP) suggests.
The UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program examined the use of extreme risk protection orders — or ERPOs — in California between 2016 and 2019, noting a “substantial increase” in their usage over those years.