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Violent Crime Reduction Plan

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Chief Moore Presents the Violent Crime Reduction Plan to City Council

The Tacoma Police Department is focused on reducing crime through its Violent Crime Reduction Plan, a product of work by Tacoma Police Department analysts and experienced criminologists from the University of Texas, San Antonio. The plan is an evidence-based plan based on sound science with proven success in other major cities. The plan consists of:

  • Near-term: hot spots policing
  • Mid-term: problem-oriented, place-based policing
  • Long-term: focused deterrence

Twenty-five years of research shows that hot spots policing works, with a 10 to 50 percent reduction in crime. Also, research shows that crime is not simply displaced to neighboring areas.

The Tacoma Police Department will NOT employ tactics that involve over-policing, “stop and frisk,” or “zero-tolerance policing”, but rather a specific approach to minimizing violence in certain areas. By focusing on reducing violent crime in the most violence-prone areas, the department can help reduce not just violent crime but aggregate levels of violence citywide. The approach to reducing crime through this plan involves the community, city agencies and other stakeholders, and we appreciate our partnerships as we all work together to reduce crime. 

On July 12, 2022, Chief of Police Avery L. Moore presented the department’s crime plan to the Tacoma City Council. Use these links to view:


Read the Full Violent Crime Reduction Plan


November 07, 2023, Violent Crime Reduction Plan Update Presentation 


An update on the Violent Crime Reduction Plan was presented during the City Council Study Session on November 07, 2023, by the Tacoma Police Department.

During the presentation, Tacoma Police Chief Avery Moore gave a presentation that included an overview of the Violent Crime Reduction Plan’s Year 1 results and the next steps. 

Tacoma Violent Crime Reduction Project Year 1 Results Presentation (November 7, 2023)


Tacoma Police Department Violent Crime Reduction Plan Past Presentations


Tacoma Violent Crime Reduction Project Period 2 Results Presentation (May 16, 2023)


Tacoma Violent Crime Reduction Project Period 2 Presentation (February 14, 2023)

View the 90-Day Violent Crime Reduction Plan Update Presentation (November 1, 2022)

To see the presentation, go to cityoftacoma.org/TVTacoma.