Memphis to Receive Support for Fighting Violent Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions left and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein take their seats at the Justice Department's National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety in Bethesda Md. on Tuesday

A spike in violent crime in 2015 continued into the first half of last year, with big cities seeing an average increase in murders of nearly 22 percent compared with the same period the year before, Sessions said.

News of its formation came before the opening session of a national summit organized by the Attorney General's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.

A Department of Justice spokesman said Buffalo and the other cities were selected "through a process that considers both quantitative and qualitative measures".

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - The Justice Department will help 12 US cities develop long-term strategies to decrease violent crime, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday.

Mayor Brown says the partnership could result in "money to be used to combat drugs, guns, and gangs".

But the rates of violent crime do differ among the cities chosen - for example, Lansing is experiencing its lowest murder rate in a decade, whereas the murder rate in Memphis past year was the worst in two decades. The effort is created to combat an increase in homicides, gun violence and other street crime.

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DOJ said Tuesday the new National Public Safety Partnership, dubbed "PSP", initiative comes on the heels of President Donald Trump's February executive order on public safety. But the department will send agency employees and experts to work with them to develop strategies and tactics to best fight violent crime, Sessions said. Shootings increased by 23 percent a year ago, compared to the average from 2011 through 2015, according to city police data.

Sessions says the Justice Department will use data-driven strategies that will be "tailored to specific local concerns".

The PSP program "comprises two distinct levels of engagement: Diagnostic and Operations", according to its website, the latter of which calls for a three-year commitment.

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Additional cities picked for the program are Birmingham, Ala., Indianapolis, Memphis, Baton Rouge, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston, Jackson, Tenn., Kansas City, Lansing, and Springfield, Ill.

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