Chicago Gun Violence & Crime

Statistics & Research

Further Reading

Patrick Sharkey - Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at New York University

The Trace - an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom dedicated to shining a light on America’s gun violence crisis.

ReCast Chicago - Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST)

Why It's Time to Upend the False Narrative of Blind Justice, July 8, 2020
Nneka Jones Tapia, Leader-In-Residence at Chicago Beyond, explores how we can build and sustain more just systems.

First feel me, then heal us, Chicago Man who knows gun violence all too well writes
Chicago Sun-Times, June 26, 2020
Charles Woodhouse Jr. witnessed a murder at 11, was shot at 15, imprisoned at 17. Now 25 and under house arrest, the South Side native has a strong take on what it will take to curb violence.

Chicago's Peace Academy Granduates a New Class of Violence Interrupters
The Trace, June 25, 2020
As shootings rise and the pandemic continues, street outreach workers are juggling multiple roles to preserve community health.


List of Chicago youth programs, resources