Sentences to ponder:
Results indicate that the risk of homicide is highly concentrated within the study community: 41 percent of all gun homicides in the study community occurred within a social network containing less than 4 percent of the neighborhood’s population.
Social distance to a homicide victim is negatively and strongly associated with individual victimization: each social tie removed from a homicide victim decreases one’s odds of being a homicide victim by approximately 57 percent.
That’s from a new paper by Yale sociologists Andrew V. Papachristos and Christopher Wildeman.
Thinking about high-violence neighborhoods you work with directly or indirectly, what initial conclusions do you draw.