Voters renew Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District by nearly 2 to 1 margin

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Fort Worth's special election saw strong support for the continuation of the Crime Control and Prevention District and an associated half-cent sales tax.

Fort Worth residents voted in favor of extending the CCPD by a margin of 64.36% to 35.64% with unofficial results from all precincts posted in the early hours of July 15.


Voters were asked “whether the Fort Worth Crime Control and Prevention District should be continued for 10 years and the crime control and prevention sales tax should be continued for 10 years.”

Established in 1995 following high crime rates in the city in the 1980s, the CCPD provides funding for “some of the staff and equipment” for the Fort Worth Police Department, according to city officials.

Since the CCPD’s inception, the number of “Part I” crimes, such as murder, rape, motor vehicle theft and arson, per 100,000 residents has decreased by 63%, officials said.


“The CCPD provides additional officers to specialized units and patrol divisions to respond to emerging crime trends, target violent crime and work on getting the most active offenders off the street,” Police Chief Ed Kraus said.


By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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