Center for Violence Prevention Research

Center for Violence Prevention Research

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?

Can Red Flag Laws Prevent Mass Shootings?

June 12, 2020
Researchers at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine recently studied more than 400 cases in which individuals had firearms removed by California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order law, from 2016-18.