The Philadelphia Firearms Tracking Initiative

The purpose of this project was to develop a GIS decision-support application for tracking the purchase, use and recovery of firearms in Philadelphia. In the process of creating this application, this project also supported GIS development in the Philadelphia Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

External Funders
The State of Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Collaborating Investigators
Ira Schwartz (lead investigator and Dean, School of Social Policy and Practice), Neil Weiner (SP2), Bob Sabolovitch (SP2), Dennis Culhane (SP2/CML), and Charlie Brennan (Deputy Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department).

Partnering Agencies
Philadelphia Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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