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

44%

reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods

Lowell

63%

reduction in youth homicide

Boston

42%

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

Stockton

36.4%

reduction in gang-involved shootings among gangs treated with crackdowns

Boston

32%

decrease in group member-involved homicides

New Orleans

44-56%

reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods

High Point

22%

reduction in non-violent offenses

Rockford

34%

reduction in homicide

Indianapolis

32%

reduction in victimization among factions represented at call-ins

Chicago