Shootings & homicides down in Milwaukee

Homicides and shootings have been dropping since 2015 in Milwaukee. As reported here, officials credit better response to shootings as a way of preventing retaliatory violence, and much greater collaboration with public health and violence prevention initiatives. The mantra is “Treat every shooting as if it were a homicide — because it almost was.” The approach is modeled after Oakland, California where shootings and homicides were cut in half over 5 years, as reported here.

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