Denver, CO Case Study - National Crime Prevention Council
How Denver, CO, reduced crime and strengthened community
Since 1994, the Safe City Office in Denver has distributed $1 million each year to community organizations and individuals that provide prevention services aimed at reducing youth crime and violence. The Safe City Office is one part of a multi-faceted approach to reducing juvenile crime and arrests. "Analysis of crime statistics revealed a city-wide decrease in juvenile arrests of 27% between 1993 and 1996. In addition, a poor and high-crime neighborhood with the greatest number of program participants, precinct number 612, achieved nearly a 40% reduction in juvenile arrests between 1995 and 1996."
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"How Denver, CO, reduced crime and strengthened community." Retrieved December 3, 2001, from www.ncpc.org/denver.htm