GunStat: A Collaborative Effort to Fight Violent Crime

Since 2008, PSA continues its participation in GunStat, a collaborative District-wide effort that tracks gun cases through the criminal justice system to identify trends and system strengths and weaknesses in the handling of these cases. PSA meets monthly with other criminal justice stakeholders to discuss the status of cases already in the system as well as to identify other individuals who have been identified by law enforcement as being most likely to engage in future violent conduct. This collaborative effort continues to be credited by the District’s Chief of Police as resulting in the city’s reduction of homicides which continues a steady decline in recent years.