Cincinnati Initiative To Reduce Crime In Cincinnati

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Crime hasn’t always been an issue for Cincinnati; however, this has changed in recent years. Since 2001, the crime rate in Cincinnati has risen tremendously. “From 2001 to 2006, however, the city averaged 73.3 homicides per year, representing a 300% increase in homicides and culminating in a modern-day high of 89 homicides in 2006 (Engel et al., 2008).” Something had to be done in order for this increase in violence to stop. This is where the CIRV comes into play. The CIRV was created in 2007 to help prevent and stop violence on the streets of Cincinnati. “The Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) is a multi-agency and community collaborative effort initiated in 2007 designed to quickly and dramatically reduce gun-violence and…show more content…
“Law enforcement agencies have gathered intelligence on violent street group networks, and consequences are delivered to the street groups that continue to engage in violence. Those offenders seeking a more productive lifestyle are provided streamlined social services, training, education, and employment opportunities. The community and law enforcement are working as partners and as a result, strengthening their relationship. Since 1998, homicides steadily increased, reaching a modern-day high of 89 homicides in 2006, with an average of 73.3 homicides per year from 2001 to 2006.”(Cincinnati Initiative, 2007) When you are taking a look at CIRV compared to the Boston Operation Cease fire, there are a lot of similarities. Some of which include using Boston’s “Late night” program along with using the services of outreach workers. However, when you look closely at both of them there are a couple little differences. The main difference that I noticed is that the CIRV focused mainly on gang violence compared to Boston’s Cease fire which focused on many different groups just not gangs. When you are able to focus on one major group such as gangs like the CIRV did it allows you to accomplish your goals easier since everyone helping is focused on the…show more content…
S., Baker, S. G., Tillyer, M. S., Eck, J., & Dunham, J. (2008a). Implementation of the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV): Year 1 Report. Report submitted to the City of Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Initiative To Reduce Violence CIRV - Police. (n.d.). Home - City of Cincinnati. Retrieved April 18, 2013, from

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