年末までに, どちらのカテゴリーでもわずかな減少が見られました, 全国の多くの都市が特に暴力的な年の間に見たものとの大きな違い.
に 2021, モーターシティは 4% reduction in murders, A 9% drop in non-fatal shootings and an 18% decline in robberies. The city ended the year with 309 殺人, に比べ 323 に 2020.
“I walked into some significant increases in homicides… and right out the gate I asked the mayor for some dollars and he was happy to get them to me,” White told Fox News last week.
The extra funds allowed the Detroit Police Department to increase overtime by 4,000 hours and add patrols by up to 300 役員.
The chief’s five-point plan focused on several areas: increased police presence, parking and code enforcement, community engagement, combating drag racing and a heavy emphasis on noise enforcement.
The goal was to focus on places where crowds gather and on quality of life issues, チーフは言った.
白い, a 24-year veteran of the police department, was the director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights when he was tapped to take over as interim chief in June 2021 upon the retirement of Chief James Craig amid rumors he was eying a run for governor.
当時の, the city was grappling with 23 more murders and 118 more non-fatal shootings than it had in the same time frame in 2020.
“When you look at a 20% increase walking in and then you see a 4% reduction by the end of the year, that tells you that your strategies are moving in the right direction,” ホワイトは言った. “From a benchmarking standpoint, yes we’ve had some reductions that we’re proud of, しかし同時に, those numbers mean nothing when you’ve got to tell a mother that her son was shot or a wife that her husband was shot.”
White became the city’s permanent police chief in August.
The news of Detroit’s crime reduction came as other cities like New York, 天使たち, Chicago and Houston were seeing increasing levels of violence. ロサンゼルスで, the city ended the year with nearly 400 killings, which accounted for a 15-year high.
Homicides in Houston saw a 71% uptick from 2019, the year before the COVID-19（新型コロナウイルス感染症 pandemic ushered in a nationwide crime surge. New York City went the opposite direction of Detroit with recorded 485 murders last year, A 4% increase from the 468 killings the previous year.