2009 “Crime in Youngstown” Study Released by Ohio DPS

In 2009, a comprehensive study was released by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Office of Criminal Justice Services, depicting crime trends in Youngstown, Ohio. As the report notes, crime has generally decreased for the past two decades, with only small year-to-year fluctuations. Despite this welcome trend, crime still tends to significantly impact Ohio’s urban cities. In times of dwindling resources for law enforcement and with strains in staffing levels, it is more important than ever to wisely use the resources on hand to efficiently and effectively combat crime.

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About the Mahoning Valley Task Force Collaborative (www.ValleyTaskForce.com)
ValleyTaskForce.com is a collaborative effort between the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), a FBI Safe Streets & Gang Unit Initiative; the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force (LETF), a HIDTA initiative; the FBI Crimes Against Children (CAC); and the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team (CRT), a multi-jurisdiction SWAT team. The group's overall goal is to disrupt and dismantle criminal street gangs, degrade drug trafficking organizations, and remove dangerous predators from our community through intelligence-driven investigations and new initiatives and partnerships.

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