Check out the latest insights from our program team and grantees.
For 25 years, building the case for keeping us safe
For more than a quarter century, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have built a global reputation for pursuing data and policy to reduce gun violence. The team marked its 25th anniversary this year in 2021.
25 Years of Gun Violence Prevention Research Grant Making
In 1993, Joyce launched the Gun Violence Program (now known as the Gun Violence Prevention & Justice Reform Program), grounded in our belief that gun violence must be treated as a public health issue, and focused on evidence-informed policies.
Solutions to America's Gun Violence Epidemic - Academic Researchers Weigh In
More than 110,000 Americans are killed or injured by guns every year in community violence, mass shootings, domestic violence, suicides, and accidents.
Adolescent Firearm Homicide in Chicago 2013-2017: Young Black Males at High Risk
This Data Brief from the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS) examines adolescent (15 to 19 years old) firearm homicide rates per 100,000 by Chicago Community Area (CCA) over a five-year interval: 2013 to 2017.
New Joyce-Funded Report Offers Recommendations for Reducing Illinois Gun Violence
The individual who shot and killed five people last week in Aurora was reportedly prohibited from owning a firearm. According to media reports, this discovery was made when he applied for a concealed carry permit, which requires fingerprinting.
“Columbine Generation” Ranks School Shootings as Top Issue Facing America’s Future
The generation of young Americans growing up in the post-Columbine era of school shootings and active shooter drills has no doubt about the top issue facing America’s future. And they are determined to stop the bloodshed by pushing for tougher gun laws.
Gun Violence Prevention Research Report: Summer 2018
We’re pleased to share our Summer 2018 Gun Violence Prevention Research Report, which highlights new research published by Joyce Foundation grantees.
Gun Violence Prevention Research Report: Winter 2018 Newsletter
As the new year begins, we bring you the latest issue of the Joyce Foundation’s Gun Violence Prevention Research Report.
Broader gun restrictions lead to fewer intimate partner homicides
State laws that restrict gun ownership among domestic abusers and others with violent histories appear to significantly reduce intimate partner homicides, indicates a groundbreaking national study led by a Michigan State University researcher.
2017 Gun Trace Report
A better understanding of how dangerous people obtain their guns will help policy makers, advocates, law enforcement and the public improve our collective understanding of the problem of gun violence in America and solutions that can prevent it.
Gun Violence Prevention Research: Summer 2017 Newsletter
As the nation responds to incidents of hate such as the August 12 events in Charlottesville, we see how firearms carried openly are used to intimidate communities and limit the effectiveness of law enforcement.
Formal firearm training among adults in the USA: results of a national survey
There are an estimated 55 million gun owners in the U.S., owning 265 million guns. Yet there has been little research on firearms training available to and received by gun owners.
Whose guns are stolen? Circumstances that lead to gun theft
The first reported study of victims of gun theft identifies the circumstances most likely to lead to guns being stolen from gun owners in the United States.
Selling a gun to a stranger without a background check: acceptable behavior?
Many researchers have asked Americans whether they favor requiring universal background checks for firearm purchases.
U.S. opinion on carrying firearms in public places
Most Americans, including gun owners, support limits on gun possession in public places — particularly those places where alcohol may be served.