Excerpt from Boston Globe article on December 31, 2019
Emmett Folgert, executive director of the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, which works with at-risk youths, was heartened by the steep drop in homicides.
“This is remarkable,” Folgert said, adding that he believes the numbers are the result of officers’ “quick response to shots-fired [calls], increased firearms arrests, and community policing. . . . It’s not just one thing, it’s a few things.”