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Project Safe Neighborhoods, Northern District of Texas

Award Information

Award #
15PBJA-21-GG-03066-GUNP
Location
Awardee County
Tarrant
Congressional District
Status
Open
Funding First Awarded
2021
Total funding (to date)
$378,213
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $378,213)

2021 Project Safe Neighborhoods Program

Texas Northern District #79 Application #13389756 Project Abstract

The Northern District of Texas Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) focuses on gun, gangs, and violent crime as they relate to the safety and welfare of the community. The overall PSN Strategy is to implement a four-prong approach to combat gun, gang, and violent crimes, which includes law enforcement, schools, and community organizations. The Northern District of Texas takes a comprehensive approach by coordinating partnerships with various federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors along with various crime prevention groups, faith-based organizations, and school districts in an effort to target gang and violent crimes in high-crime target areas successfully.

 

Dallas, TX

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders

14

8

17

23

Robberies (of person)

386

244

365

249

Robberies (person & business)

 

  341

  456

297

Agg. Assaults (all)

222

282

359

598

Agg. Assaults (nonfamily)

 

  172

  317

416

Dallas Primary Target Area Population: 98,375 (43,016 households)

 

Fort Worth, TX

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murder

9

10

9

17

Robberies

  213

194

162

119

Agg. Assaults (all)

470

 396

425

515

Agg. Assaults (nonfamily)

291

 207

218

214

  Fort Worth Primary Target Area Population: 59,842 (18,796 households)

 

Lubbock, TX

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murder

7

5

5

8

Robberies (of Person)

185

126

121

107

Robberies (person & business)

 

 158

155

138

Agg. Assaults (all)

536

438

446

479

Agg. Assaults (nonfamily)

 

 284

303

282

Lubbock Primary Target Area Population: 253,888 (103,102 households)

 

Amarillo, TX

2017 1st Quarter

2018

2019

Murder

1

5

5

Robberies

21

96

67

Agg. Assaults

38

174

169

Amarillo Primary Target Area Population: 197,823 (75,048 households)

 

Evidence-based interventions: The proposed interventions include the OJJDP Gang Enforcement Model, and a successful history of implementing saturation patrols; directed patrols in “hot spots”, gathering of gang intelligence, participation in local multi-agency task forces and aggressive “smart prosecution tactics” which includes vertical prosecution, strong sentencing, and enhancements.

 

Dallas Target Area General Description: Eleven Square Miles in Northeast Dallas known as the Five Points/Forest Audelia area. The area is largely bounded on the West by US-75, to the North by I-635, to the East by Plano Road and South by Northwest Highway. 

 

Lubbock Target Area General Description: Lubbock’s PSN target area stretches from downtown south, with University Avenue as the western border and I-27 as the east boundary.

 

Amarillo Target Area General Description: The PSN Target area is in the Northern part of the city, bounded by Plains and 10th streets to the south, Western Street to the West, the Northern Boundaries are Amarillo, Higgins, and 24th streets. To the East the boundary street is Grand Street.

 

Fort Worth Target Area General Description: Fort Worth’s PSN target area is in the east part of the city and is bounded by I-30 to the north, I-820 to the east, US-287 to the south, and Beach Street to the west.

 

Key partners include Police Departments, City Attorney’s Offices, FBI, DEA, ATF, U.S. Marshals Service, District Attorneys, Probation & Parole, Community Groups and School Districts.

 

Project period: 10/01/2021 – 09/30/2023.

Date Created: December 8, 2021