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Crime Prevention Initiatives

Since 2010, MPD has selected four to six areas that have experienced a high density of violent crime, specifically homicides and other gun-related incidents as part of the Summer Crime Prevention Initiative. Through these initiatives, MPD has seen reduced violent crime from nearly 15% to more than 35% in the previous focus areas.

In 2019, MPD collectively decided to continue these efforts by establishing a Fall Crime Prevention Initiative that aims to do the same. In the upcoming months, MPD will work closely with our partner agencies and organizations to focus resources on repeat violent offenders through intelligence, tactical operations, gun recovery, technology, and patrol enforcement.

The Metropolitan Police Department, and local and federal partners, strive to provide the DC community with a feeling of safety and security and to improve the quality of life within each community during the Fall Crime Prevention Initiative.