29Th Street corridor crime sees big drop

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Law enforcement officials are hailing a crime prevention program along Tucson's 29th Street corridor a success. The Weed & Seed program uses a two-prong approach where criminals are " weeded out" through community oriented policing, along with planting the "seeds" of human services and neighborhood restoration programs in the area.

Seed shows that from 2001 to 2007, violent crime in the 29th Street corridor dropped by 43.5%. The 29th Street corridor runs between Alvernon and Craycroft. The program is a multi-agency effort involving the Tucson Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the 29th Street Coalition.