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FBI announces results of summer campaign against violent crime

The FBI and its partners executed 4,000 arrests and 2,500 drug seizures and dismantled over 50 violent organizations

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By Police1 Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FBI has announced the results of a nationwide effort to combat violent crime during the summer of 2023.

Law enforcement efforts were conducted between May 29 to September 4, 2023, and involved numerous FBI field offices and state and local partners. The FBI, alongside its state and local law enforcement partners, executed over 4,000 arrests, over 2,500 drug seizures, over 1,600 weapons seized and the dismantlement of over 50 violent organizations.

Specifically, the data released reflects collective actions against violent criminals, transnational criminal organizations, gang members and child predators.

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“There’s no greater responsibility in law enforcement than making sure the neighborhoods and communities we serve are safe,” said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “This summer, the FBI worked shoulder to shoulder with our state and local partners to combat violent crime across the nation. But our work is far from done. We will continue to work tirelessly to protect Americans from the scourge of violent crime.”

To combat violent crime, the FBI operates over 300 specialized task forces nationwide that are comprised of over 3,000 state and local law enforcement officers. The task forces, including Safe Streets Gang Task Forces and our Transnational Organized Crime Task Forces, enhance information sharing and coordination among law enforcement agencies to ensure a unified and effective response to violent crime.

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