LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)--A local non-profit will release recommendations to the city about ways to help curb violence after an in-depth study.
Survivors of gun violence in Louisville will also gather to share stories.
From 2003 to 2017, about a thousand people were killed and more than 3,000 people got treated at UofL hospital for shootings. That's just in the metro.
It's an issue groups like the Pegasus Institute are taking a closer look at.
Dec. 7, the organization's executive director first revealed some of the study's results on Good Morning Kentuckiana.
In 2003. there were 42 homicides in the Louisville Metro.
By 2017, that number had grown to 122 and the cost has also grown.
Back in 2003, it cost about seven-million dollars to when you factor in manpower to investigate, funeral costs and other expenses for victims families.
In 2016, it cost more than 10-million dollars.
The Pegasus Institute says this study is about more than just money that comes with these crimes.
This is a study that's been years in the making.
The full policy recommendations to come from it will be released at some point Dec.11 and presented at tonight's event.
The Respect Project is organizing that event.
If you'd like to hear some stories from survivors you can head to the Chestnut Street YMCA Dec.11 at 6 p.m.
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