The Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety helps police target problem hot spots, with downtown Jonesboro being one of them.
“We are able to adjust our resources, which are somewhat limited so that we can address those problems properly, get those officers in the areas, times where things are happening,” Holmes said.
Jonesboro police use this tool daily, with police findingPolice found that August, October, and December are peak months.
“In the times where things are happening, it's an effort to keep our motorist and our pedestrians we're talking about downtown, keep them safe,” Holmes said. “We want people to enjoy our community and enjoy what we have to offer, but we want them to be safe while they're doing it.”
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