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NPO Staff •
Public Health Law Research

The Problem: Youth violence is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the United States. Among individuals age 15-24, there are over 8,000 homicides each year.  CDC, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. WISQRS.

Staff •
Center for Public Health Law Research

The Problem: Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for many public health harms. Impaired driving is one of the largest contributors to motor vehicle crashes. Each year in the United States more than 10,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. In 2010, these crashes accounted for almost a third of all U.S. traffic-related deaths. CDC: Impaired Driving Factsheet.

James Anderson, JD •
RAND Corporation

In this Critical Opportunities presentation, James Anderson, JD, from RAND Corporation, explains how city blocks that have some land parcels zoned for residential use experience substantially less crime than blocks that are zoned only for commercial or industrial uses. He suggests encouraging residential zoning in commercial areas as a way to reduce crime.