Mission

The National Network for Safe Communities supports cities advancing proven strategies to reduce violence, minimize arrest and incarceration, and strengthen relationships between law enforcement and distressed communities.The National Network’s strategies operate along these guiding principles:

First do no harm

Strengthen communities’ capacity to prevent violence

Enhance legitimacy

Offer help to those who want it

Get deterrence right

Use enforcement strategically

News & Updates


NNSC Impact

44-56%

reduction in Part 1 UCR crime in 3 out of 4 DMI neighborhoods

High Point

63%

reduction in youth homicide

Boston

41%

reduction in gang-member involved homicide

Cincinnati

4-74%

reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods

High Point

22%

reduction in non-violent offenses

Rockford

37%

reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods

Chicago

55%

reduction in drug offenses

Nashville

42%

reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002

Stockton

34%

reduction in homicides

Indianapolis