» In 2017, through the deployment of proactive policing strategies, the City saw a 10% reduction in the number of murders and a 20% reduction in the number of armed robberies. This was in addition to a 9% reduction in armed robberies that the City saw in 2016. Reduced violent crime in 2017 was achieved in large part due to successful coordination of effort in the summer with State Police, Probation and Parole, US Marshalls, FBI, and NOPD. Reduction in armed robberies was also due to the efforts of the Tactical Intelligence Gathering and Enforcement Response (TIGER) Task Forces that were created in 2016. TIGER task forces focus on individuals who have committed multiple offenses of armed robberies and shootings rather than targeting specific geographic areas of the City. In 2018, the City has seen a continuation of these crime reduction trends with a 7% reduction in murders, a 28% reduction in non-fatal shootings, a 33% reduction in actual persons being injured in shootings, a 10% reduction in armed robberies, and a 19% reduction in residence burglaries.