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The Survey Says: "Tulsa Needs More Cops"

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An analysis of Tulsa Police Department staffing says the city needs more than 200 additional cops, most of them on patrol. The report was presented to the Tulsa City Council this morning during the Public Safety Task Force meeting.

Over the last decade, the city's murder, rape and assault rates have been in the top 25. University of Cincinnati researcher Nick Coraso says there is a bright spot however. He says the TPD out performs many agencies on how many of those crimes it solves.

Corsaro says violent crimes tend to be clustered in hot spots. In Tulsa, five percent of the city accounts for 50 percent of violent crimes. He says more police typically means less violent crime.