WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--September 13, 2010. "Today’s report showing violent crime declined in 2009 is an encouraging sign that our nation continues to make progress in the fight against crime. Although there are many reasons behind the decline, one thing is certain: smarter policing practices and investments in law enforcement play a significant role in reducing violent and property crime.
"In 2009, the Obama administration provided over four billion dollars in support to law enforcement and criminal justice initiatives through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including one billion in COPS funding to keep police officers . . .