PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health
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Gun violence has been, and continues to be, a significant problem in Chicago, Illinois. There have been several programs in place that have worked towards improving the level of gun violence. One of the most noticeable being Project Safe Neighborhood, which began in 2001. Part of what makes these programs, and programs similar to it, necessary is that it targets the populations most at-risk of gun violence. By targeting these specific regions of the city, these programs can provide the resources necessary to improve the condition of the city in the long-term, as well as prevent the condition from spreading to other regions. This briefing has found that primarily African-American males, 15-34 years old, who live in high poverty neighborhoods are the most at-risk population of gun violence. This briefing also suggests that the implementation of more programs similar to Project Safe Neighborhood is necessary to decrease gun violence in Chicago.
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Dillon, Kayla. "Gun Violence: Chicago, Illinois" (2018). Global Issues in Public Health.
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