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Urban safety program launching in several Detroit neighborhoods

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DETROIT (WJBK) -- Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced a new public safety initiative on Monday.

At an event held in Osborn High School's library, they discussed the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Corps program, which is aimed at reducing crime in Detroit.

The Urban Safety Corps is operated by Wayne State University and has been active in parts of Detroit for three years, including Midtown.

It uses a crime-mapping system and relies on collaboration between residents, neighborhood nonprofits, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, existing neighborhood associations and block clubs to improve public safety.

FOX 2's Roop Raj says the program will now cover East English Village, Clark Elementary, Bates, Bagley Elementary, Bethune, Gompers Elementary, Cody, Harms Elementary, Neinas Elementary and Osborn.

"This is an extension of a program that's shown results," said Snyder. "Crime in Midtown is down 44 percent. This is that start of the process to bring that same kind of result to the neighborhoods."

Detroit Police Chief James Craig was also on hand for the announcement.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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