Association of Gun Violence with Stress-responsive Symptoms in Nearby Residents
Little is known about the short-term health impact of violence exposure. The objective of this study is to explore the association between living near a neighborhood shooting and emergency department encounters for stress-responsive complaints and diagnoses. This is a population based retrospective neighborhood cohort study from 2013-2014, based in Philadelphia PA.
Interventions Against Urban Violence
Among a variety of potential interventions to reduce violence, changing the built environment may be a powerful and sustainable one. A recent review concludes that housing and blight remediation studies consistently demonstrate reduced violence. There is also some evidence to show the positive effects of reducing alcohol availability, improving street connectivity, and providing green housing environments.