Tacoma's Burglary Reduction Initiative
by the end of 2015
by the end of 2016
The goal of Tacoma's Burglary Reduction Initiative (BRI) is to reduce residential and commercial burglaries in the City of Tacoma by 7.5% each year until the end of 2016.
To be effective the reduction requires:
- Coordinated crime prevention and awareness programs
- Police enforcement
Part of the Strategic Plan
The BRI supports the City of Tacoma's Tacoma 2025 Strategic Plan focus area of health and safety. According to Tacoma 2025’s vision, Tacoma will be known as one of the safest cities in Washington. Strong partnerships between law enforcement, neighborhood groups and public officials have and will continue to reduce crime rates. The reductions encourage feelings of safety and security for Tacoma residents.
How Burglaries Affect People
The citizens and businesses of the City of Tacoma are the victims of more than 2,600 burglaries each year.
One out of every 77 persons suffers from this emotionally and economically devastating crime. Research shows that the harmful effects are reversible.
Residential Burglary Prevention - Tips and Strategies
Combined efforts by police, prosecutors, citizens and businesses can greatly reduce these crimes in a designated area. Results will not be seen overnight. To see the full benefits of the BRI it will take
- Sustained perseverance
- Energetic collaboration between all areas of the Department
- Intensified cooperation between surrounding jurisdictions
- Zealous commitment of prosecutors