Va. expands violent crime program
Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Decker announced Thursday that a successful state pilot program in Richmond will be expanded statewide to reduce violent crime.
Operation Rolling Thunder led to a 35 percent decrease in violent crime in Richmond in November 2010, according to city officials. The goal was a 20 percent decrease in robberies.
Among the program elements:
- Virginia State Police conducted traffic enforcement operations.
- Alcohol Beverage Control conducted underage drinking operations and club compliance activities in areas where robberies had been occurring.
- Probation and parole officers visited the homes of individuals on probation for robbery and of certified gang members.
For the full story, see the Virginia Politics blog.
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