Goal 3: Reduce Crime by 3% and Rank in the Top Quartile of the Safest Large Cities

Goal Description: 

Reduce Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Part 1 Offenses by 3% each calendar year and consistently rank among the top quartile of safest large cities throughout the United States.




Update / Why is this important?: 

We want Louisville to be the safest city in America. Reduction of crime positively affects all citizens and businesses that reside in Louisville. Reduced victimization has a positive effect on individuals as they stay personally safe, and has a positive effect on commercial areas where reduced crime lessens fear of crime in consumers.

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Initiative Health: What are we doing to accomplish this?

The following are the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Goal 3. 

2013 UCR Part 1 Crime Rate Per 100,000. Baseline = 7th out of 17 cities (2011). Target = Top Quartile. Current = 4th out of 17 cities.

January - October YTD UCR All Part 1 Crime Comparison. Baseline = 27,348 Part 1 Offenses (2012). Target = 3% Reduction in Part 1 Offenses from CY13. Current =  .53%  increase or 27,215

Our Compstat team meets on a weekly basis, at Louisville Metro Police Headquarters. CompStat has been traditionally used to measure reported crime, identify crime trends and formulate strategies. The new process will aim to capture the community outreach efforts, non-traditional policing methods and basic philosophies that were emphasized within the President's Report on 21st Century Policing. 

Will conduct weekly enforcement details, with Metro Narcotics partnering with Division Flex Units, to focus on neighborhoods experiencing increased levels of violent crime and drug abuse. Since last December, these details have been productive, leading to many quality arrests. Large quantities of various narcotics have been seized and dangerous firearms have been removed from the streets. 

On a quarterly basis, the Crime Information Center (CIC) will define and identify "hot spots" within each of the eight (8) patrol division. Violent crime will be tracked within each hot spot and division commanders will be responsible for developing strategies to address crime within each hot spot. This pilot program is underway in the Second and Fifth Divisions. Once its effectiveness is analyzed, it will be deployed to all patrol divisions.

The Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC) provides programs based on an offender’s risk and need through a validated risk/need assessment to assist the offender’s transition and reintegration into society to enhance public safety by reducing offender recidivism. 

1.  LMDC Goal #3: Increased enrollment in JCPS Adult Basic Education (GED) classes by FY15.

2. Enough is Enough Substance Abuse Program/Detox Monitoring: Developed out of the need to provide additional assistance to the increasing population of those with substance abuse problems. Enough is Enough Program participants have been engaged to assist with monitoring newly admitted offenders while detoxing from drugs/alcohol and has become a national model for best practices.

3. Home Incarceration Program: A sentencing option for eligible offenders for home incarceration with supervision level based on a validated risk/need assessment. 

4. Day Reporting Center (DRC): Community-based, structured sentencing option for eligible offenders based on a validated risk/need assessment. 

5. F2FACT: Familiar Faces Action and Community Transition program is designed to provide discharge planning and services for mentally ill and dual diagnosis justice involved individuals who refuse or are not in-custody long enough to connect to ACT.

Conduct a monthly public service announcement (PSA) to address a specific crime issue occurring in Metro Louisville.


Beginning in CY16, the Patrol and Support Bureau Commanders will determine the crime issue that will be addressed each month.

Initiate a program that would allow private citizens and business owners to voluntarily register their video security cameras with the LMPD. Research and planning for this program is complete. The logistics portion is being finalized.

By March 2016, incorporate predictive policing technology into the daily operations of the LMPD crime reduction effort. The testing phase of the program has gone live. Implementation is on schedule.