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Project Safe Neighborhoods Research Partner

Since 2003, a national effort has been coordinated through the local U.S. Attorney's Office to target gun- and gang-related violence. This effort, called Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), has involved a comprehensive strategy that includes coordinated regional response by law enforcement, the involvement of community partners, a media campaign, as well as the analysis of gun-crime statistics.

As the research partner for the Southern District of California, SANDAG analyzed statistics related to gun-crime, arrests for weapons-related offenses, ballistic tests, and confiscated firearms. These statistics were shared with project partners to inform strategies and measure effectiveness.

Project Manager

Dr. Cynthia Burke, Director, Criminal Justice Research Division
Phone: (619) 699-1910, Email:

For media inquiries, please contact the SANDAG Public Information Office at (619) 699-1950 or