When predicting urban gun violence trends, academics also underscore the strong connection between gun violence and racial and economic segregation. Continue reading Massachusetts’ Restrictive Gun Laws are Working. The Supreme Court May Have Just Upended That.
Shootings in New York City remain a serious concern, and the most recent from NYPD data show different areas of the city are experiencing different trends. Continue reading Shooting Trends Vary Across Areas of New York City
Shooting trends in New York City remain a serious concern, but these quarter-specific, one-year differences declined for three straight quarters. Continue reading Shooting Surge Continuing to Slow Across New York City
Jeffrey Butts interviewed as part of a story about recent gun violence trends in the United States. Continue reading La Pandemia Impulsa el Mayor Aumento de la Violencia con Armas en EE.UU. en 50 Años
“We were already in a weakened condition when the pandemic hit — class divisions, overt racism, partisanship, a really poor social support infrastructure — so if you think about the effect of the pandemic on an ‘epidemic’ of shootings — it’s like the immune system of the United States was already suppressed,” Jeffrey Butts, director of the research and evaluation center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, told ABC News. Continue reading Feds Warned Last Spring of Spike in Violence and Extremism During Pandemic: Memo
Jeffrey Butts interviewed by N.J. Burkett of ABC7 New York on June 10, 2021 about the rise in shooting incidents across New York City. Continue reading ABC7 Newscenter, New York, June 10, 2021
Restaurants, stores, offices, theaters and many other businesses and cultural institutions will be allowed to open fully May 19. But the cycles of violent retaliation fueled by individual shootings in recent months will be hard to break, said Jeffrey Butts, the director of the research and evaluation center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Continue reading The Spike in Shootings During the Pandemic May Outlast the Virus