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Border Region Modeling Project

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Project ended on January 16, at 11:59 PM MST
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Support Groundbreaking Research

On August 3, 2019, El Paso was victimized by the worst criminal violence ever recorded in this county. A criminal from another region drove 10 hours to shoot innocent persons he identified as “Mexicans.” In all 23 persons were killed and 23 others were injured. Similar to other mass shooting incidents, very little is known about the full extent of the economic and financial losses resulting from this terrible event. 


Your support is requested to help the UTEP Border Region Modeling Project estimate the total costs associated with this tragedy. By undertaking this effort, we will be able to quantify the full scale of costs inflicted on this region by this crime. Doing so will help raise awareness of the importance of public safety and help alert other regions to the aftermath of such tragedies. 


Funds provided for this project will help cover software, data, and personnel costs associated with conducting the research needed to carry out this project. It will also support a graduate thesis project and help a student complete a Master of Science in Economics degree. The effort will also provide a blueprint to other regions who have confronted similar wrongs and need to estimate total damages.

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Community Advocate

Your donation of $25 provides an essential building block for this project as we investigate economic losses and public sector expenditures associated with this tragedy. Thank you for your contribution!


Data Donor

Your donation of $50 will help pay Border Region Modeling Project data licensing fees. Thank you!


Software Donor

We appreciate your gift of $100! Your support will help us pay Border Region Modeling Project software licensing fees.


Significant Supporter

A gift of $500 will make a significant impact on our ability to complete this important research and quantify the economic impact of mass gun violence. Thank you!


Major Miner

Your gift of $1,000 is greatly appreciated! Thank you for helping to raise awareness of the economic impact of tragedies like the one our community experienced on August 3, 2019.

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