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Strategic Priority Ensure Safe Communities

Government can provide no more basic or more critical service than ensuring public safety. Indeed, the Declaration of Independence, our earliest document as a nation, recognizes “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as basic inalienable rights. Maricopa County through its courts, prosecutors, jails and probation services all play a critical role as part of a justice system that must work for all.

Over the next five years, the County will complete several major capital projects and technology enhancements that will improve key elements of the justice system well into the future. These are investments that will enable our law enforcement officers, judges, detention officers and probation officers to administer justice swiftly and effectively at reduced risk for the public. We must make these improvements. We have no other choice if we are to reach our ambitious goals in public safety.

FY 2011-2015 Strategic Goals:

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  • Strategic Goal #1: By 2015, the violent crime rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Maricopa County will be 440 or lower, a 3.3% reduction from the 2008 rate.
  • Strategic Goal #2: By 2014, the property crime rate per 100,000 inhabitants in Maricopa County will be 4,170 or less, a 2.0% reduction from the 2008 rate.
  • Strategic Goal #3: By 2015, the rate of juvenile recidivism will be at or less than 15%.

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