"Godbee acknowledged the statistics were "sobering."
But during his tenure, he said, there are 300 fewer officers and more guns on the street, which forces the department to juggle crime with fewer resources.
"The areas that have the most violent issues … tie up a tremendous amount of resources," he said. "When the shootings go down, the officers are freed up."
As part of a move to boost police presence in neighborhoods, "virtual precincts" have been launched that move more officers into the streets.
But some residents worry there still aren't enough cops out, or say some areas do not receive as much attention."
So looking at the last line here and if Godbee admits the rise in crime is directly correlated to less cops then I guess we better stand by for the numbers to rise as the COD cuts 2500 jobs a percentage of which will be cops and firemen, the cuts cant all come from normal attrition....