Gun violence

Glen Sjögren, a 40-year police officer in Malmö, Sweden, says he was surprised by a recent report showing the rate of gun violence in the country has gone up. His city has been successful in recent years in tackling gangs and gun violence.  

Sweden’s gun violence rates have soared. But this Swedish city is bucking that trend.


​​​​​​​Sweden’s third-largest city, Malmö, implemented a strategy that has been successful in combating gangs. In turn, gun violence there has gone down. 

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US and Mexico need to ‘work against a discourse of hate and racism,’ ambassador says

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More people are dying from gun violence in Canada. Is America to blame?

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A young boy bends his head in prayer. He is surrounded by several white candles on either side.

Texas school shooting stokes flames of national gun debate

Before the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, five states had "red flag" statutes called gun violence restraining orders. Recently, Florida became the six state to add the statute.

Researchers still struggle to get funding to study gun violence

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How foreign correspondents in the US cover mass shootings for their overseas audiences


The mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, is still grabbing headlines more than a week after the tragedy, and many of those headlines are overseas. We spoke with two foreign correspondents based in the US about what it’s like to cover mass shootings and gun rights for audiences overseas.

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Residents fled gun violence at a Pittsburgh public housing project. But refugees are still moving in.


Former residents of Northview Heights in Pittsburgh remember marching bands and days at the recreation center. But that was before shootings and drugs became commonplace for some 1,600 residents of the public housing project.

An Arab Israeli police recruit takes aim with her gun towards a screen displaying targets

In Israel, gun ownership is a privilege rather than a right


A reporter from Texas shares what he’s learned about Israeli gun culture while living in Tel Aviv.

Crosses are seen placed at a memorial in memory of the victims killed in the shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Sutherland Springs, Texas, U.S., November 8, 2017.

This public health expert says he has a solution to mass shootings


Is there a way to prevent mass shootings like the one in Sutherland Springs, Texas? Let’s start by treating violence like a disease, says Dr. Gary Slutkin.

Some of about 4,000 guns seized by Brazil's Federal Police or delivered by residents during a public disarmament campaign, are pictured before being destroyed in Rio de Janeiro on June 2, 2017.

Gun violence hits all citizens with a heavy financial toll


Commentary: Many people undercount the overall economic burden of gun violence. Add to the immediate medical and other expenses the long-term toll, whether lost income or population flight, and the costs are tremendous.