Peoria police task force will continue

By WEEK Producer

Peoria police task force will continue

July 13, 2012 Updated Jul 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Weeks after the Peoria police department implemented the "Don't Shoot Task Force," the numbers show it is working.

According to data released by the police department, reports of shots fired fell from 37 to 5.

Additionally, there have been no murders and no one has been shot.

The police compared the three weeks before the implementation of the task force to the three weeks after it formed.

Police say the task force will continue for the foreseeable future.

The task force involves 16 officers patrolling the highest crime areas in the city throughout the night.

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