Juvenile Murders Drop as Handguns Leave Streets: Project Lead Cities Cranking Up Computers

September 1, 1996

Regional federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) offices have provided computers to 17 cities and trained police officers to use the Project Lead handgun-tracking software.

In Memphis, police already have four cases involving guns seized during juvenile-related crimes, said ATF special agent Mike Durham. Defendants in those cases and two others in the Tennessee court system are facing a total of 50 years in prison if convicted of trafficking charges.

Besides Memphis and Boston, the other cities chosen for the pilot program are Atlanta, GA.; Baltimore, MD.; Birmingham, AL.; Bridgeport, CT.; Inglewood, CA.; Cleveland, OH.; Jersey City, NJ; Milwaukee, WI.; Richmond, VA.; St. Louis, MO.; Salinas CA.; San Antonio, TX.; Seattle, WA.; and Washington, DC.


Cavaliere, Frank. "Juvenile Murders Drop as Handguns Leave Streets: Project Lead Cities Cranking Up Computers." Youth Today, September/October 1996, p. 51.

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