Full Title: $500 bonus for a murder-free year? Chicago suburb considers rewarding (Aurora) cops
My Comments: Who knows what the true root causes are behind the murder-free year, but seeing the Police rewarded is excellent!
.........With a population of nearly 200,000, Aurora was murder-free last year for the first time since 1946. The last killing reported in the city was on Dec. 21, 2011, when a 21-year-old woman died in a domestic violence attack.
While sweeps targeting the most serious criminal suspects and gang leaders helped, Police Chief Greg Thomas said that community policing was key.
$500 bonus for a murder-free year? Chicago suburb considers rewarding cops - U.S. News