How can cities reduce gun violence? Invest in low-income neighborhoods

October 9, 2018
Story: Stephenie Livingston. Illustration: Michael McAleer
photographer: UF Health Jacksonville
University of Florida Health Jacksonville

“Poverty and disparities go hand in hand with gun violence. Solutions require an understanding of the bigger social problems — we need a strategy to address gun violence at its core,” said Crandall, trauma surgeon, associate chair of research and professor of surgery at UF Health Jacksonville.

For the first time, Crandall and colleagues have directly linked gunshot injuries in children and teenagers with neighborhood poverty over a 20-year period. Her new study offers novel, community-wide solutions to gun violence in urban areas. 

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