Globe covers response to violence; shootings since Boston Marathon graphic

An article from the Boston Globe Your Town Roxbury, JP and Dorchester sections covers our work with to cover the shooting violence in Boston since the Boston Marathon.

Boston residents try to call attention to street violence
By Elizabeth Gillis, Globe Correspondent

Their goal was to put on display a simple fact with complicated origins. Crimes in upscale, white neighborhoods make the front page while crimes in poorer, black neighborhoods rarely get noticed, they say. They were going to start counting local shootings, starting the day after the Boston Marathon.

The result was an illustration identical to the numbered “bibs” marathon runners wear pinned to their shirts. Only the number on this illustrated bib rises every time a shooting is reported in Boston. Their count started the week after April 15, the day of the marathon bombing. By December 6, it had reached 173.


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