Project Safe Communities (PSN) is an evidence-based program, which was boosted 2 years ago, and has been shown to be efficient at lowering violent crime, t he Department of Justice said on Thursday, pointing to the current figures provided by the FBI.
According to the FBI’s 2018 Criminal Activity in the United States Report released this week, the estimated number of violent criminal activities in the country decreased 3.3 percent from the number tape-recorded in 2017, and the 2018 violent criminal activity rate fell 3.9 percent compared to the year before. The department noted it was the second successive year of decreases.
According to the FBI’s report, nearly every classification of violent crime reduced in between 2017 and 2018, except for rape offenses, which increased by 2.7 percent.
” The renewed Project Safe Communities program is a significant success,” Barr stated on Thursday. ” It loads an effective punch by combining advanced information with regional leadership, more lowering violence in neighborhoods across the nation and enhancing total public security.”
He included, “U.S. lawyers continue to focus their enforcement efforts versus the most violent lawbreakers and operate in partnership with federal, state, regional, and tribal police. The Justice Department’s relationships throughout the board have never ever been more powerful.”
Fox News’ Jake Gibson contributed to this report.