Decreasing Urban Crime

Hyatt, Esther; Dixon III, John
March 2011
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin;Mar2011, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p20
The article discusses the successful effort by entities including law enforcement, residents, and community agencies in Petersburg, Virginia to lower the crime rate in the city. It says that violent crime in the city decreased to 329 incidents in 2009 from 654 in 2008. It states that elements including officer accountability, partnerships, and community involvement have contributed to the transformation in the city


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