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Little Rock officials provide update on Mayor Scott’s Crime Reduction Plan



Little Rock, Arkansas – Officials from the city of Little Rock convened on Tuesday to inform the populace of the specifics of Mayor Frank Scott, Jr.

Scott, who is running for re-election in November, was joined by Little Rock Police Assistant Chief Heath Helton, Little Rock Police Interim Chief Wayne Bewley, Director Dana Dossett from the Community Programs Department, Michael Sanders from the Office of Neighborhood Safety, and Leta Anthony and Tim Campbell from the H.O.P.E. Advisory Council.

In general, violent crime, according to Scott, was down, but homicides were up from the previous year.

“Violent crime is down six percent,” said the mayor. “Unfortunately, homicides are up 13 percent.”

Each panelist went into great detail on the steps that have been taken to address the many facets of crime reduction.