May 21, 2014
Mayor Cranley announces initial results from CPD overtime
500 criminal arrests and 8 guns seized during first 60 days
Mayor John Cranley announced the results today of additional police visibility overtime in helping to reduce crime citywide in Cincinnati.
City Council approved the Mayor’s plan to spend $600,000 in overtime from March through June of this year, as well as spending another $600,000 in Fiscal Year 2015, which begins July 1.
The overtime money is primarily for use in crime "hot spots."
Citywide, the overtime resulted in more than 500 additional criminal arrests (felony & misdemeanor) and included the seizure of eight guns during the first 60 days of usage.
Here are some additional results:
- District 1: Violent crime reduced from 10 incidents in the 30 days preceding the additional funding to 3 incidents in the first 30 days of increased PVO. Also, there were 172 criminal arrests and 4 handguns were seized.
- District 2: Part One Crime (Aggravated Assault, Rape, Homicide, Robbery, Arson, Burglary, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft) was reduced in 4 of the 5 areas receiving additional patrols by at least 23%. There were 126 arrests of various types and 4 guns were seized.
- District 3: PVO resulted in a 21% decrease in violent crime, and a 6% decrease in Part One Crime. There were 135 arrests in this district.
- District 4: PVO resulted in a 16% reduction in homicides, robberies, felonious assaults, and burglaries compared with the same time period in 2013. There were 153 criminal arrests, resulting in 323 criminal charges. The largest impacts were seen in our CIRV-targeted area. This resulted in a 23% reduction in felonious assaults, and a 9% reduction in robberies.
- District 5: Areas receiving additional patrols resulted in 11% fewer calls for service and a 35% reduction in robberies.
"Clearly, there is still more work to be done in making our city safer," Mayor Cranley said. "The police overtime is a good start. We will also be adding 80 new police officers over the course of the next year and reviving the Police Department's gang unit."
"I feel confident the fine men and women of the Cincinnati Police Department will help us tackle this problem and reduce crime even further," the Mayor added.
For more information, contact Kevin Osborne, Director of Communications, at 513-516-1966.