Orlando Gun violence declining in sync with new CVI program
Orlando Gun violence declining in sync with new CVI program, OPD data show
People involved in urban gun violence often live in communities defined by decades of disinvestment and isolation from state institutions, social services and education that could help them succeed. They’re also often struggling with trauma, says Live Free USA’s Antonio Cediel, who helps communities like Orlando launch gun violence reduction programs.
ORLANDO, Fla. — There were 27% fewer gun homicides and 31% fewer injury shootings between November 2022 and mid-August 2023, according to a year-over-year analysis of Orlando Police Department data by Spectrum News 13’s Watchdog team.