Mission

The National Network for Safe Communities is an alliance of cities dedicated to advancing proven strategies to combat violent crime, reduce incarceration and rebuild relations between law enforcement and distressed communities.The National Network’s strategies operate along these guiding principles:

First do no harm

Strengthen communities’ capacity to prevent violence

Enhance legitimacy

Offer help to those who want it

Get deterrence right

Use enforcement strategically

News & Updates


NNSC Impact

22%

reduction in non-violent offenses

Rockford

63%

reduction in youth homicide

Boston

55%

reduction in drug offenses

Nashville

4-74%

reduction in drug offenses in all 4 neighborhoods

High Point

34%

reduction in homicides

Indianapolis

44%

reduction in gun assaults through Project Safe Neighborhooods

Lowell

41%

reduction in gang-member involved homicide

Cincinnati

37%

reduction in homicides through Project Safe Neighborhoods

Chicago

42%

reduction in gun homicide through Stockton Operation Peacekeeper, 1997-2002

Stockton