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Community Safety Initiatives Fiscal Year 2010
Community Safety Focus Area Plan FY2010
   Initiatives Measures Target Prior Year
Reduce Crime      
CS.1 Decrease crime throughout Charlotte Mecklenburg through enforcement and problem solving strategies that target criminal activity and chronic offenders at the neighborhood level A. Crime rate per 100,000 population for Part One offense categories (homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, auto theft, larceny, and arson) A. 7% reduction in Robbery rate per 100,000 population FY10 and a 5% reduction in crime rate per 100,000 population in FY11 A. 3.1% increase in FY08 (target was 5% reduction)

-21.3% reduction during first five months of FY09

CS.2 Enhance citizen safety through increased police visibility and engagement of citizens as active partners in crime reduction A. Survey ratings on citizen satisfaction with police service and safety in their neighborhoods in November 2009 and November 2010 A. Ratings of seven or above on a ten point scale on questions related to police services and citizen perception of safety A. 73% on overall impression of police
79% on courtesy
80% on professionalism
73% on feeling safe in their neighborhood
CS.3 Develop recruitment strategies that attract a more diverse application base to the Police Department A. Number of women and minorities included in applicant pool A. 5% increase in each of next two years A. 349 women and minorities in applicant pool in 2008
CS.4 Partner with other city and county agencies as well as other members of the criminal justice system in enforcement and prevention efforts that reduce crime and enhance the quality of life in our community A. Crime reduction on major city corridors through collaboration and other city agencies A. 5% reduction in Uniform Crime Report Part One Crimes (homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, auto theft, larceny and arson) in FY10 A. 7,263 incidents in FY08 (Beatties Ford Road, Eastland Mall, North Tryon, Rozzelles Ferry Road, Wilkinson/ Freedom Corridors
  B. Reduction in national and international gangs operating in Charlotte Mecklenburg B. In conjunction with other state and federal law enforcement agencies, identify and dismantle one gang per year B. New measure
CS.5 Reduce loss of life and property damage from fires through proactive fire code enforcement and rapid response to working fires A. Percent of fire code inspections with an annual state-mandated frequency conducted each year A. 85% A. 96.7%
  B. Percent of alarm first-due responder companies on scene within six minutes of call receipt B. 80% B. 79.35%
  C. Number of fire education programs delivered to CMS third grade classrooms that are within city limits C. 80% C. New measure