Swarthmore College students, faculty create gun violence tracker

By: | November 19, 2021

At Swarthmore College, students and faculty have been working with local anti-violence groups to create an interactive database that tracks homicides in Delaware County. It’s a project that began in 2013, but the dashboard launched a few weeks ago.

Lee Smithey, a professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Sociology, said he and his students came up with the idea to create an interactive database eight years ago.

“We have mostly relied on law enforcement data through the uniform crime report, and we have supplemented that with journalistic sources,” Smithey said.

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