National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Communities: Boston
In Boston, violence is concentrated within small sections of inner city neighborhoods. Gun violence occurred in 5.1% of Boston’s geography, but generated 53% of fatal and near-fatal shootings. A growing number of Boston homicides are gang-related, and drugs are playing an increasing role.
Through interagency communication and information-sharing, civic engagement conducted citywide, and multidisciplinary and data driven strategies, Boston is working to prevent youth violence. Boston has a vision for reductions in youth violence, opportunities for youth and their families, and an improved quality of life.
Point of Contact:
Director, Strategic Initiatives & Policies,
Office of the Police Commissioner, Boston Police Department