Report: Gun Violence and Youth

Agencies & Departments : 
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This literature review (PDF, 24 pages) provides an overview of intentional gun violence involving youth, aged 10-24, in the U.S., including homicides, nonfatal injuries, suicides, community violence, and school violence/shootings. It includes information on the scope of the problem, risk and protective factors, policy research on guns, guns as a public health issue, and evidence-based practices and programs to reduce gun violence. Learn more (PDF, 24 pages).