Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs
Patrick Sharkey is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. He was previously the Scientific Director of Crime Lab New York, an independent organization formed to provide policymakers in New York City with rigorous, objective, scientific evidence to help reduce crime, established in 2014. At Princeton, Dr. Sharkey teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on urban policy, crime, and violence. His most recent book, Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence, was published by W.W. Norton in 2018. He earned his PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University.
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Every day, 120 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.