Everyday Violence: Mapping Gun Violence Near DC Schools
District of Columbia
For some DC students, nearby shootings like these are unfortunately common. Some schools have been in close range of as many as 16 incidents in the course of a school year, according to a new Urban Institute analysis. Even when there are no victims-when it's just the sudden, loud sound of gunfire and the risk of being shot-everyday violence can have a profound effect on children. The Urban Institute mapped gunshots that had taken place within 500 and 1,000 feet of schools in the city.