Promoting Safe Firearm and Medication Storage

There are many potential risks from products stored at our homes, two of the most dangerous are firearms and medicine. Keeping these products away from children and others who might misuse them is an important way to keep families safe.

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Supporting survivors of domestic violence during COVID-19

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a substantial rise in the incidence of domestic violence in King County. Social distancing and other efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 over the last year have escalated the risk of violence for survivors through more time spent at home, increased levels of household stress, and compromised access to advocacy and direct support systems.

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REGIONAL PEACEKEEPERS COLLECTIVE

King County Executive, Dow Constantine and the King County Board of Health have declared June 4th, 2021 as King County Regional Community Safety and Well-being Day  in recognition of the rising rates of gun violence in this region and the launch of a pilot program called the King County Regional Peacekeepers Collective (RPKC).

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DATA DIVE: WHAT OUR LATEST NUMBERS SHOW ABOUT FIREARM SUICIDE IN KING COUNTY

Review our injury prevention team’s latest data release on firearm deaths in Seattle and King County, and you’ll find our most recent analysis of firearm deaths (both homicides and suicides). It looks at the data by geography, demographics, and over time in great detail, and we hope that this will help community and Public Health as they work to prevent gun violence.

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