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Phoenix Police Department’s 2024 Crime Reduction Plan: What You Should Know

The department says it is building on last year’s goals and has already launched several initiatives.

PHOENIX – Fentanyl abuse and youth violence are the focus of the Phoenix Police Department’s newly unveiled 2024 Crime Reduction Plan.

This year’s approach focuses on “preventing and controlling criminal activity in Phoenix while striving to improve the quality of life for businesses and citizens,” the department said in a press release.

Phoenix police listed the following five goals of the plan:

  1. Reduce crime
  2. Increase in arrests related to fentanyl
  3. Reducing violent crime among young people
  4. Increased use of technology to combat crime
  5. Reduce fatal accidents and accidents with serious injuries

“We are losing far too many of our young people to gun violence and the impact of the fentanyl epidemic on our community is immense,” said Acting Police Chief Michael Sullivan.

The ministry stressed that these goals were not comprehensive but reflected the areas on which it wanted to focus.

According to the department, last year’s approach resulted in a 4% decrease in violent crime and a 13% decrease in property crime compared to 2022. Murders and robberies also each fell by more than 10%.

According to the reports, the data showed a massive increase in the number of violent crimes committed by young people, which requires a more targeted approach.

In addition, the agency announced that it plans to increase the number of arrests for the sale and distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine by at least 3%.

Finally, police will tighten up their existing speed enforcement program, which went into effect in May. Motorists can expect more enforcement of speed limits on Phoenix streets.

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