Dallas Police Department’s Crime Reduction Plan Must Be More Ambitious, Says Mayor

“We’ve had enough African Americans killed in this city in this past year to constitute an entire year’s worth of homicides, regardless of race, for our city or for another major city.”

By Bill ZeebleJanuary 6, 2020 9:30 am, , ,

From KERA:

The Dallas Police Department released its Violent Crime Reduction Plan Thursday after Mayor Eric Johnson insisted on it. The plan aims to reduce murders and assaults across the most violent parts of Dallas, and targets business crimes — but the mayor wants more.

The police plan calls for reductions of violent crime and robberies by 10% in certain parts of the city and an overall violent crime reduction rate of 5%.

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Note: The audio in the player above incorrectly states that Houston’s violent crime increased in 2019 by 6%. Current statistics show Houston’s violent crime rate from June to October 2019 increased by 1.6% compared to the same period in 2018.