The Lone Star State is second in the nation in the number of drive-by shootings. The Violence Policy Center has released a study analyzing 733 drive-by shootings in 2008. Texas reported 60 incidents resulting in six deaths and 52 injuries. Three-quarters of the shootings occurred between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. and peaked in August.
The Violence Policy Center says more research is needed to develop effective prevention strategies. Among other things, the group recommends adding “drive-bys” as a category in the Uniform Crime Reports.
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