Violence Trends, Patterns, and Consequences


A report from Cities United, Violence Trends, Patterns, and Consequences for Black Males in America: A Call to Action, is part of a three-part series focused on identifying the patterns, predictors, and interventions for reducing violence among black males in the United States.

This report paints a detailed picture of the trends and patterns of violent offending and victimization among young black males as well as the profound consequences this violence wreaks upon not only the lives and futures of these boys and young men but that of their families and communities as well. Summarizing and marshalling the latest scientific research, this report seeks to galvanize leaders to take vital action across our nation’s cities to reduce violence and violent deaths among young black males.