Franklin Zimring

President Trump links gang crimes to sanctuary cities

Franklin Zimring quoted by, Jan. 25, 2018

“You might ask what does this all have to do with the status of California or these cities being sanctuaries, and the answer is, practically nothing,” Zimring said. “They happen to be extremely be safe cities, and they probably would be extremely safe cities whether or not they were sanctuaries.”

Big-city murders drop to historic lows

Franklin Zimring quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 5, 2018

“Policing has got to stay effective to hold those gains because every day is a new day for committing crimes, but as to whether you can go lower [in New York] that’s a very different question,” said Franklin Zimring.

What explains U.S. mass shootings? International comparisons suggest an answer

Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins study cited by The New York Times, Nov. 7, 2017

The United States is not actually more prone to crime than other developed countries, according to a landmark 1999 study by Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins. … American crime is simply more lethal. … They concluded that the discrepancy, like so many other anomalies of American violence, came down to guns.

Numbers show police training drill may be causing unnecessary deaths

Franklin Zimring quoted by NBC Bay Area, Oct. 27, 2017

“The threat that the police officer faces (when a suspect has an edged weapon) is not a threat to the police officer’s life,” said Zimring. … “The number of cases we found…of somebody with a visible weapon charging at a police officer actually killing the police officer in the United States was zero.” Zimring said. FBI data backs him up.

UC Firearm Violence Prevention Research Center receives $5 million appropriation

Franklin Zimring quoted by The Daily Californian, Oct. 15, 2017

Zimring is not a part of the center, but he also researches gun violence in relation to the police. … “The state funding is catching up with the research effort,” Zimring said. “The whole point of the new (university research) center is not only to cover front-page headlines but to carefully assess statistically what the major problems are for most deaths and injuries.”