Researchers estimate that nationwide, over 380,000 guns are stolen from private citizens annually. Laws requiring reporting can make us all safer.
Investing in young people from neighborhoods with heightened levels of community violence can reduce the likelihood that they get caught up in violent cycles.
Nationwide, only 46% of gun homicides result in an arrest. Increased funding and more investigators and data analysts could help increase Minnesota’s investigation clearance rates and help deliver the protection and justice that communities deserve.
Community violence intervention programs work to build lasting change that provide pathways away from cyclical violence.
80% of Minnesotans support community violence intervention programs. These programs work directly with the people, groups, and situations most at risk for gun violence.
Preventing suicide should not be confined to medical settings. There are numerous community touch-points that can be leveraged to disseminate information about reducing access to lethal means.
Clinicians are well-positioned to play a critical role in preventing suicide. Studies show that nearly half of people who die by suicide visited their primary doctor in the month before their death.
Investing in linking data across state governmental agencies would help us better understand the best opportunities for suicide preventative strategies.