Violence Interrupters is a program to reduce gang-related retaliations.

They have a presence in Washington D.C..

I found a local news article that claims:

Community members in the Benning Terrace neighborhood have noticed a decrease in shootings since January.


According to the city’s latest crime statistics, there have been zero homicides in the Benning Terrace neighborhood since the group began their work.

I found an 2012 evaluation about a similar program in Baltimore, but I'm interested in a credible report across the entire city of DC.

Have Violence Interrupters been successful in reducing shootings and homicides in Washington D.C.?

  • Welcome to Skeptics! I'm concerned there is no notable claim. There is a small, fairly new group with lofty goals, but are they claiming to have met them yet? If no-one believes that there is anything more than the beginning of anecdotal evidence to support their work, what is the doubtful claim we are addressing?
    – Oddthinking
    Jun 12 '20 at 21:30

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