Impact of Cure Violence in Multiple Regions

North America, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East/North Africa, Africa, Europe

North America*

Location Statistical Findings Reference/Data
Baltimore (USA) Up to 56% reduction in killings
Up to 44% reduction in shootings
Evidence of norm change on violence
Webster 2012
Police data and surveys
Baltimore (USA) 25% reduction in shootings across 5 sites (high of 43% reduction) Webster 2016
Police data
Baltimore (USA) 43% of the attitudes on violence improved Milam 2016
Chicago (USA) 41% to 73% reduction in shootings and killings
100% reduction in retaliations
Skogan 2009
Police data
Chicago (USA) 31% reduction in killings
19% reduction in shootings
Henry 2015
Police data
Chicago (USA) 50% reduction in re-injury Salzmann 2010
Hospital data
Chicago (USA) 48% reduction in shootings U. of Chicago unpub.
Police data
Halifax (Canada) Reductions in shootings and violent crimes (not quantified) Ungar 2016
Police data and interviews
Kansas City (USA) 17.9% reduction in firearm killings Thompson 2013
Police data
New Orleans (USA) 47% reduction in shootings victims
85% reduction in retaliations/argument motive
44% reduction in shooting re-injury
City of New Orleans 2016 Progress Report
Police and hospital data
New York City (USA) 37% to 50% reduction in gun injuries
63% reduction in shootings
Delgado 2017
Hospital data
New York City (USA) Increased confidence in and willingness to contact law enforcement Delgado 2017
High risk survey
New York City (USA) Evidence of norm change on violence Delgado 2017
High risk survey
New York City (USA) 20% lower rates of shooting
>100 mediations involving >1,000 people
Picard Fritsche 2013
Police data
New York City (USA) 18% reduction in killings v. 69% increase in control Butts 2015
Police and hospital data
Philadelphia (USA) 30% reduction in shootings Roman 2017
Police data

Latin America/Caribbean (LAC)

Location Statistical Findings Reference/Data
Juarez (Mexico) 50% or more reduction in killings in 2016 in most areas with overall reductions in killings in 2015 and 2016 Mesa de Seguridad y Justicia de Ciudad Juarez
Official data
Juarez (Mexico) Reduction in perceived number of disputes and conflicts Del Barrio a la Comunidad 2016
Surveys and observatory data
Kingston & Montego Bay (Jamaica) 60 workers trained, results forthcoming Site reported data
Loiza (Puerto Rico, USA) 53% reduction in killings Nina 2013
Police data
Port of Spain (Trinidad) 67% in woundings and attempted murders
33% in calls for persons armed with firearms
Maguire 2017
Police data
Quezaltepeque, Nejapa, Los Novillos, La Devina, La Taquera (El Salvador) 20 workers trained, results forthcoming Site reported data
San Pedro Sula (Honduras) 88% reduction in shootings and killings
1 site – 17 months without any shootings
Over 1,000 conflicts mediated
Ransford 2016
Site reported data

Middle East/North Africa (MENA)

Location Statistical Findings Reference/Data
Basra and Sadr City (Iraq) Almost 1000 interruptions
More than 14,000 people reached through outreach
Site reported data
Bethlehem, E. Jerusalem, Hebron, Nablus/Jenin 25 workers implementing projects and spreading the methods in 4 communities Site reported data
Syria 133 Syrians trained
70% reported interrupting violence in first 3 months
Site reported data


Location Statistical Findings Reference/Data
Cape Town (South Africa) 14% reduction in killings
29% reduction in attempted killings
10% reduction in serious assaults
Ransford 2016
Police data
[Election violence]
Low levels of election violence (2013, compared to all other elections) Site reported data
[Re-integration program]
3 trainings conducted Site reported data
Nigeria 1 training conducted Site reported data


Location Statistical Findings Reference/Data
County of Kent (UK)
[Prison program]
51% reduction in overall violence
95% reduction in group attacks
44% reduction in adjudications (discipline)
Ransford 2017
Prison data

* Caribbean and Latin American countries are listed separately from North America

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