Reduce Gun Violence - Advance Peace

Stockton has historically seen high crime rates. On average our homicide rate has been triple the state average. In 2017, unfortunately, our homicide rate surpassed that of the last three years. Between 2014-2016, the city had 49 Homicides per year. As of 2017, that number jumped to 55 homicides. We can do better. At the very first meeting of the new year, in a 6-1 vote, the city council overwhelmingly approved to adopt a resolution in support of Advance Peace.


  • Sacramento recently voted 9-0 in support of Advance Peace. 

  • This program proved to be successful in Richmond, California, where they saw a consistent reduction in gun crime by over 50%.

  • One major misconception about this program is that it pays criminals not to shoot each other. This is simply not true. The fact is that these individuals face life in prison or even death, neither of which stops them from shooting. Certainly, a small monthly stipend will not deter them either. The stipend, given only after participating in the program for 6 months, is used to help bring stability to the lives of participants.

  • Each monthly stipend averages $300-$700.

  • The funds being used to support Advance Peace are coming from private dollars only.

  • Message from Mayor Michael Tubbs: Advancing Peace in Stockton

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