“The 2024 Distinguished Scholars are investigating violence in its varied forms—crime, terrorism, domestic violence, political ideology that promotes violence, and violence-producing flaws in criminal-justice systems,” said HFG Director of Research Joel Wallman. “We are pleased to make this important work possible.”
The authors of a new set of Harry Frank Guggenheim reports forecast a slight increase or no increase in violent crime in Chicago through 2025 and in Los Angeles and New York City through 2026. Property crime is projected to decrease in Chicago and increase slightly in New York and Los Angeles in the same time frame. The reports rely on statistical models created for the 2023 national report, “Forecasting US Crime Rates and the Impact of Reductions in Imprisonment: 1960-2025.”
A strong application for an HFG research award answers these three questions: What do you intend to find out? Why is it worth finding out? How will you go about finding it out? Joel Wallman, HFG Director of Research, has compiled a useful guide for prospective grantees, which addresses these questions and offers additional advice for setting a budget, gathering recommendations, and writing a clear research proposal. Read the guide here.