Hoping extra boots on the ground can help keep homicides down, the Prince George's County Police Department is kicking off the new year with increased patrols focused on Hyattsville, College Park and surrounding communities in District 1, as well as District 3 and District 4, according to a report published yesterday on Gazette.net.
The goal is to prevent what occurred in the first half of January 2011, when 13 people fell victim to homicide in Prince Georges County. By the end of January 2011, another 3 murders raised the homicide count to 16. In comparison, there have only been three murders in Prince George's County, so far this month.
There was a total of 106 homicides in Prince Georges County, according to the blog Gory Prince George's.
However, . The property crime rate also declined a little more than 10 percent.
The increased patrols will continue through the end of January.