High Point has seen a recent drop in crime in a time when it usually spikes, according to the High Point Enterprise.
Violent crime decreased 27 percent from April 13-24 in comparison to the traditional high school spring break period of the past five years, the paper reported.
Maj. Derek Stafford made the announcement in a letter to the High Point Community Against Violence.
“A key element of the success was the use of focused deterrence methods, including face-to-face meetings with gang members with their families to deter violence with the community’s moral voice,” Stafford wrote.
Stafford said police analyzed data to determine when and where violent crime had occurred, the paper reported.
Police also looked at current gang trends to identify groups and individuals responsible for the past crime increases, according to the paper.