Pugh Says Her Preventive “Good Government” Approach To Crime Reduction Is Working


A month after commencing a proactive, multi-agency strategy to reduce crime – beefing up recreational and employment programs and sending liquor inspectors, housing inspectors and other agencies into targeted areas – Mayor Catherine Pugh had an announcement today:

Her approach of “flooding the zone” with municipal services had succeeded in reducing crime.

“I think we’re trending in the right direction,” Pugh said her weekly press briefing, displaying a chart that initially had reporters scratching their heads. The chart compared the four-week period since the program began on October 30 to the 10-week period prior.


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