Gun homicide in 2021 was at its highest level in 25 years, with 118 homicides in Connecticut. In order to find solutions with this public health crisis, we investigated where the shootings are happening in Hartford, particularly in relation to city and community services, vacant lots (place-based solutions), schools, parks and areas of blight. This project worked to gather, clean, analyze and map publicly available Police Crime Data (reported incidents of crime involving a firearm) and layer that with various neighborhood characteristics. Connecticut Against Gun Violence hopes to use the data and maps as a tool to help focus gun violence intervention and prevention strategies to the areas that are most needed.
Alexander, Scott and Jacob, Joshua, "Mapping Correlates of Gun Violence in Hartford" (2022). Community Learning Research Fellows. 88.