New data shows violent crime fell        in areas served by City's ShotStoppers groups

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Deputy Mayor Todd Bettison met with neighborhood partners taking part in Detroit's Shotstopper community violence intervention program.

Deputy Mayor Todd Bettison joined community partners to announce new data from Detroit’s ShotStoppers community violence intervention (CVI) program showed that four of the six CVI Zones saw significant reductions in homicides and non-fatal shootings during the program’s second quarter.

The report looks at homicides and shootings in the CVI and non-CVI areas from November 1, 2023 to January 31, 2024 and compares them against the same period one year earlier. The report shows that four of the ShotStopper areas experienced violence reductions of at least 27 percent. However, two of them – served by Detroit Friends & Family and FORCE Detroit – saw reductions of approximately 50 and 70 percent respectively.

While many cities around the country provide funding for CVI programs, what makes the City of Detroit so unique is its performance-based approach that measures and rewards outcomes.

Based on the results so far, the City will extend the program for another year for the four groups that achieved significant declines in their second quarter, Bettison said.

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