Voters renew Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District by nearly 2 to 1 margin
In the Fort Worth special election, the continuation of the crime prevention and prevention district and the associated sales tax of half a cent was strongly supported.
Fort Worth residents voted to extend the CCPD 64.36% to 35.64%, with unofficial results from all counties being released in the early hours of July 15.
Voters were asked if the Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District should run for 10 years and the crime control and prevention sales tax for 10 years.
Founded in 1995 after high crime rates in the city in the 1980s, the CCP funds “some of the staff and equipment” of the Fort Worth Police Department, according to city officials.
Since the CCP’s inception, the number of “Part I” crimes such as murder, rape, vehicle theft, and arson has decreased by 63% per 100,000 population.
“The CCP is providing additional officers to specialized units and patrol departments to respond to emerging crime trends, combat violent crimes and get the most active offenders off the streets,” said Police Chief Ed Kraus.