Gun Violence Prevention

Gun violence affects society in many ways, including higher medical costs, reductions in quality of life because of fear of gun violence and stresses on the criminal justice system. The United States has the highest rate of gun-related injuries among developed countries, as well as the highest rate of gun ownership. The question before psychology is what can the science tell us about the most effective methods to reduce gun violence.

APA Information on Gun Violence Prevention

Research on Gun Violence


Monitor on Psychology Articles


APA Offices and Programs

  • Violence Prevention Office
    This area of APA’s Public Interest Directorate is responsible for disseminating research-based information on violence and injury prevention.