Mission

The National Network for Safe Communities is an alliance of cities dedicated to advancing proven strategies to combat violent crime, reduce incarceration and rebuild relations 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%

reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods

Lowell

44-56%

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

High Point

55%

reduction in drug offenses

Nashville

37%

reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods

Chicago

22%

reduction in non-violent offenses

Rockford

4-74%

reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods

High Point

63%

reduction in youth homicide

Boston

42%

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

Stockton

41%

reduction in gang-member involved homicide

Cincinnati