Measuring What Matters: Taking a Strength Based Approach to Success

North End MC

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In 2012, Winnipeg Police Service began measuring Violent Crime in Winnipeg and from January to December were able to observe a 3% decrease in City wide violent crime. They also measured the Livesafe area, a 21 block area that includes the Bell Tower, many non profit organizations and the recently closed down Merchant’s Hotel among the Dufferin/William Whyte neighbourhood; it is within this area we saw an even larger decrease in violent crime (according to WPS). This observation and reason for celebration is one of the benefits of documenting statistics over time so you can measure progress. Kudos to the WPS for taking the time to share this measurement tool with the community/media so we can see that progress as well. The collection of these statistics allow us to measure what matters. Less crime. Less victims. While I find this conclusion positive, I do take issue with the main item being…

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