The Boston Gun Project: Impact Evaluation and Findings

This impact evaluation focused on four key questions with respect to “Operation Ceasefire” in Boston:: 1) Were there significant reductions in youth homicides and other indicators of nonfatal serious gun violence associated with the implementation of Operation Ceasefire in Boston; 2)Did the timing of Boston’s significant reduction in youth homicide coincide with the implementation of Operation Ceasefire? 3) Were other factors responsible for Boston’s reduction in youth homicide?; 4) Was Boston’s significant youth homicide reduction distinct relative to youth homicide trends in other major U.S. and New England cities?

Anthony Braga et al.
U.S. National Institute of Justice, 2000

http://www.hks.harvard.edu/urbanpoverty/Urban%20Seminars/May2000/BragaBGP%20Report.pdf

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