Study Shows That Increased Traffic Stops in Davidson Co. Has No Effect on Crime Reduction - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Nov 20, 2018

A Metro-commissioned study released by the Policing Project on Monday shows that the Metro-Nashville Police Department’s strategy of increased traffic stops in high-crime areas has little to no effect on reducing violent crime in those areas, the Tennessean reports. The study found that metro police made 2–5 times more traffic stops than similarly sized cities, however, the crime rate has remained fairly static since the inception of this protocol. Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said the department will no longer prioritize traffic stops, with the city instead focusing on ‘neighborhood policing model.’