Citizens Crime Commission of New York City

A non-partisan non-profit organization working to make criminal justice
and public safety policies and practices more effective through innovation,
research, and education.
June 24, 2015
The City and State are Making Deals
» listen to the WNYC program

May 22, 2015
NYC Needs 1,000 New Cops So It Can Protect Communities Better
» read the amNY op-ed

May 20, 2015
NYC Faces Challenges Despite Low Crime Rate
» watch the Fox video

April 15, 2015
NYC makes changes to Summons Court
» read the Wall Street Journal article

April 10, 2015
Crime Commission's Roberta Liggett presents on social media and violence at Mediation Center's 'Paving the Way' Conference
» learn more about the conference
» learn more about the Crime Commission's
Social Media & Real-World Consequences

April 10, 2015
Prevalence of video puts police under the lens
» read the Wall Street Journal article

April 8, 2015
First story by police rarely the 'full story'
» watch the CNN video

The success or failure of community strategies to address the youth gun violence crisis is often attributed in part to how well the problem is understood and diagnosed. With support from The New York Community Trust, the Crime Commission has undertaken an analysis of youth gun violence and crew activity — violent turf rivalries among less-organized, smaller and normally younger groups than traditional gangs — in select New York City communities. Our initial findings from available data, existing research and interviews with stakeholders are presented in a series of papers titled, Assessing New York City's Youth Gun Violence Crisis: Crews:
» read Volume 1: Defining the Problem
» read Volume 2: CompStat for Violence Prevention Programs
» read Volume 3: Responding to the Problem
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