Gun Violence Resource Hub

Top Offender List Training – PSN Resource
Type of Strategy:
Gun violence prevention area(s):

The Top Offender List training provides insight and guidance in developing a “top offender list” documenting the roughly 6% of individuals responsible for over 60% of violent crime. Establishing a top offender list enables law enforcement to better identify individuals responsible for driving the crime, improve intelligence-sharing, and implement strategies for addressing the individuals disproportionately responsible for gun violence. The training covers the specific criteria for selecting individuals, as well as how to maintain, validate, and sustain a top offender list. Additionally, the training will provide examples of how other departments have incorporated such lists into their crime control initiatives and suggestions on maintaining the target offender strategy once it is initiated.

Specific programs and implementation sites:
  • Available to all PSN grantees
Helpful resources and citations:
Primary implementing agency:
  • PSN TTA providers
Potential partnering agencies:
  • No partnerships required
Links to evaluation evidence:
  • None/inconclusive

PSN Pillars

Focused and Strategic Enforcement
Prevention and Intervention
  • Types of Strategy

  • Types of Gun Violence