WASHINGTON (WDVM) — The District of Columbia’s Fall Crime Prevention Initiative starts on October 1 and will run through December 18.
During the initiative, five areas of the city that have seen a higher level of crime and violent crime recently are being focused on. The target areas include Columbia Heights, the Benning Road Corridor, Brightwood Park, Historic Anacostia and the Washington Highlands/Bellevue area.
This comes on the heels of the summer crime prevention initiative, which reduced homicides by 33 percent and robberies by 45 percent in the targeted areas. Chief Robert Contee said, “We will be laser-focused on providing these areas with all available resources, and will utilize evidence-based and intelligence-driven strategies to combat crime, while partnering with other law enforcement agencies, community organizations and advocates with a collective goal to reduce crime.”