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

27%

reduction in shootings among notified violent groups

Boston

44%

reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods

Lowell

55%

reduction in drug offenses

Nashville

41%

reduction in group member-involved homicide

Cincinnati

44-56%

reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods

High Point

22%

reduction in non-violent offenses

Rockford

42%

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

Stockton

34%

reduction in homicide

Indianapolis

23%

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

Chicago