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  2. Jun 30, 2015 · 24 ways to reduce crime in the world’s most violent cities Violent crime is deeply entrenched in some developing countries, particularly in Latin America. Our experts offer these solutions...

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  3. Feb 15, 2016 · Another way to reduce crime and violence could be to keep kids in school longer. The research is quite clear that kids who don't drop out and complete school are less likely to commit...

    • There are many effective approaches to reducing violence that don’t involve police. Investments in housing, health care, jobs programs, education, after school programs, gun control, environmental design, and violence interruption programs have all been proven to quantifiably reduce violence.
    • Policing is not especially effective at reducing violence. Police typically deal with violence only after someone has already been killed, injured, or otherwise harmed.
    • Investing so heavily in policing is not evidence-based. The uniquely American dependence on police as first responders to every social problem is the product of decades of reliance on antiquated and disproven theories about safety, the fearmongering of powerful police lobbyists, and policymakers’ racist support for devastatingly harmful militarized policing in communities of color.
    • There is no connection between violence and police budgets. America has steadily increased police funding year-over-year regardless of whether crime rates are going up or down.
    • Use and expand drug courts. Drug courts, which combine judicial supervision with substance abuse treatment, are rapidly gaining popularity as a tool to combat crime and drug use.
    • Make use of DNA evidence. By vastly improving our ability to identify and arrest suspects, DNA evidence has the potential to be a powerful crime-fighting resource.
    • Help ex-offenders find secure living-wage employment. Securing a well-paying job can help returning prisoners remain crime-free once they go back to their communities.
    • Monitor public surveillance cameras. The recent events in Boston have demonstrated the crucial role public cameras can play in investigations of high-profile criminal acts.
  4. Collaborate with health departments and other partners to promote healthy and safe neighborhoods. Make use of effective social and economic policies that reduce violence. Schools Can: Adopt policies and practices that create safe and supportive environments. Teach teens skills to navigate social and emotional challenges.

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