Chattanooga Crime Rates Steadily Decrease

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Lowering crime rates has been CPD’s priority over the past year, and it looks like they’ve succeeded.

Working together across departments has been an instrumental change in the drop of reported crime.

Using crime analysis and data has reshaped how the CPD operate.

“The investigations are going on, the robberies that were taking place, and we also put patrol officers in those areas to beat down those numbers and to make sure those incidents didn’t happen again,” Asst. Chief Glenn Scruggs said.

CPD is trying to utilize every resource they have to help lower crime rates, starting with themselves.

By improving their internal and external processes, the CPD is hopeful for the new year.

Chief Harry Sommers said, “Our expectation is that we will build into 2023.”

Specific effort towards violent crimes and property crimes earlier in the year resulted in a combined decrease of 4% compared to 2021.

Crimes against society, such as DUI’s, have decreased by 5%.

Certain initiatives will remain the same for violent crimes, hoping to continue this downward trend throughout 2023.

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