#67: Gun Violence and Economic Opportunity

 Courtesy of the Urban Institute

Courtesy of the Urban Institute

 
 

Gun violence kills thousands of Americans every year. It carries massive consequences in lives lost, injuries and medical treatment, but what about the economic cost – in jobs, businesses and community development? How can we measure the economic opportunity costs of gun violence?

Dr. Yasemin Irvin-Erickson is a senior researcher at the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center.

She's the lead author of "The Effect of Gun Violence on Local Economies."