VPC Study Reveals Public Safety Threat Posed by Firearm Silencers

The VPC released an updated edition of its study Silencers: A Threat to Public Safety as the Virginia General Assembly began a special session on gun violence prevention legislation. The special session was called in the wake of the May mass shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, which involved a legally purchased firearm silencer. More>>

VPC Report Discusses Ways to Improve Data Collection in California to Aid Violence Prevention Efforts

In order to address the disproportionate impact of gun violence on communities of color—especially within the Latino community—data collection needs to improve, according to the new VPC report Data Collection in California in Support of Violence Prevention: Strengths, Limitations, and Opportunities. More>>

Missouri Ranked #1 for Black Homicide Victimization

For the third year in a row, Missouri has the highest black homicide victimization rate in the nation with a rate of 46.24 per 100,000—more than twice the national black homicide victimization rate and nine times the overall homicide rate nationwide—according to a new analysis by the VPC. More>>