Crime reduction hailed at the Violence Reduction Network Summit in Detroit

The DOJ's three-day Violence Reduction Network Summit kicked off today in Detroit, Michigan. The invitation-only event brought top law enforcement officials together to discuss innovative strategies for reducing violence in some of the nation's most troubled cities.

Detroit, one of only five cities participating in the program, which began in 2014, experienced considerable reductions in violent crime, according to U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade.

Detroit saw it's domestic-related homicide rate drop 35 percent last year and approximately $10 million in grant funding has been obtained by Detroit-area law enforcement agencies, assisting in their capacity to process sexual assaults and hire additional police personnel. 

The program is scheduled to incorporate five additional cities into the network this coming year: Flint, Michigan; Compton, California; Newark, New Jersey; West Memphis, Arkansas; and Little Rock, Arkansas.

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