STEP #1: INCREASE POLICE MANPOWER & PAY

STEP #2: IMPLEMENT BROKEN WINDOWS POLICING

   

"HOW TO REDUCE CRIME IN DALLAS"

Introduction

"In a city where there is no vision and no commitment, disorder will run rampant"*

(Calie Stephens, 12/03/03) Dallas is a city that has potential to be world-class, but over time it has somehow lost vision and commitment.  The high crime rate in our city is the result.  A decade ago, New York City found itself very much in the same situation. 

The new mayor of NYC was facing a city with the highest crime rate in the nation, an exodus of businesses & citizens and a record deficit.  By concentrating on crime and quality of life issues, Rudolph Giuliani created a virtual renaissance that has seen New York City go from the "crime capital of the nation" to the "safest city in the nation" in a few short years.

The following article is the first in a series of articles entiltled "HOW TO REDUCE CRIME IN DALLAS".  The first article "STEP #1:  Increase Police Manpower and Pay" will be followed by additional articles that detail other actions dallascrime.com  proposes to reduce crime in our city.  CLICK HERE to read the article.

Calie

Calie Stephens - Editor

*quote by George L. Kelling from "Do Police Matter? An Analysis of New York City's Police Reforms"