#GunCrisis Solution of the Day: Focus on the small number of most violent individuals

Officials in Hartford, CT, have released statistics showing that tactics applied by a task force on shootings, formed only a year ago, has already reduced gun-related homicides in the city by more than 40 percent, according to a report at ctnewsjunkie.com:

Four people were shot at this scene in the Germantown section of Philadelphia overnight. Photo by Tom Kelly IV.

A task force report showed that shootings were on the rise in 2011, but according to Hartford Police Chief James Rovella, since the formation of the task force, there has been a 27.3 percent reduction in violent crime, including shootings, and 11 fewer homicides than the year before.

There were 51 fewer shooting victims last year, Rovella said. He noted that the state saved money on treating gunshot victims because most shooting victims are underinsured or not insured, he said.

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