Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 9:28 p.m. CT Dec. 20, 2017 | Updated 9:28 p.m. CT Dec. 20, 2017
A 29% decrease in non-fatal shootings is included in a significant decrease in crime in Milwaukee since a surge in traffic enforcement, Police Chief Edward Flynn said Wednesday.
The stepped-up enforcement for dangerous driver behavior, such as speeding, driving recklessly and running red lights, was announced in October following a surge in fatal crashes involving stolen vehicles.
The Data Driven Anti-Crime and Traffic Safety Initiative, or DDACTS, focused on 50 locations in the city where a high volume of traffic crashes correlated with a high volume of violent crime, Flynn said at a news conference.
The deployments focused on crash reduction through the issuance of citations, Flynn said.
"It certainly appears to us this initiative, based on careful crime analysis as well as crash analysis, has produced a favorable outcome," Flynn told reporters in a parking lot on Milwaukee's northwest side.
“It will lead us to examine this initiative with a view toward increasing it in new year."
Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2017/12/20/city-crime-decreases-after-surge-traffic-enforcement-surge-flynn-says/971597001/
Imagine that. Please do this in Racine.