Gun Violence


In an effort to keep pace with evolving criminal tactics, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is systematically mining social media for evidence of gun-related offenses — enhancing offender accountability in the process.


In response to a drastic spike in gun crime, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office created a dedicated unit to enhance the investigation and prosecution of Chicago’s most violent offenders.


Intimidation of victims and witnesses makes non-fatal shootings notoriously difficult to prosecute. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office set out to change that through the IPS initiative.