Mission

The National Network for Safe Communities supports cities implementing proven strategic interventions to reduce violence and improve public safety, minimize arrest and incarceration, strengthen communities, and improve relationships between law enforcement and the communities it serves. The National Network is committed to building a community of practice that operates along a set of 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

63%

reduction in youth homicide

Boston

32%

decrease in group member-involved homicides

New Orleans

23%

reduction in overall shooting behavior among factions represented at call-ins

Chicago

36.4%

reduction in gang-involved shootings among gangs treated with crackdowns

Boston

27%

reduction in shootings among notified violent groups

Boston

44-56%

reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods

High Point

41%

reduction in group member-involved homicide

Cincinnati

37%

reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods

Chicago

22%

reduction in non-violent offenses

Rockford