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In DC, most gunshots happen near schools

from Governing

A new report sheds light on how often children in one city's public schools encounter gunfire in a year's time. The Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, looked at gunfire within 1,000 feet of public schools and public charter schools in Washington, D.C., during school hours in the 2011-2012 school year. The report suggests that government officials should pay attention to guns fired near a school, even if no police report is filed — and tracking homicides or other common metrics from police reports may not be enough. more

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