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Hochul touts plan to reduce violent crime in New York during visit to Rochester

Governor Kathy Hochul is continuing to push for her budget proposal for the 2024 fiscal year, with a focus on reducing violent crime in New York. She recently made a stop in Rochester to highlight her efforts, visiting the Boys & Girls Club.


During her visit, Governor Hochul announced $112,000 for renovations at the teen center, emphasizing the importance of preventing violence and keeping children safe. Young people at the club expressed their appreciation for the support and the importance of having safe spaces to escape violence.

The governor also plans to more than triple funding for the state’s district attorney’s offices to $52 million and expand the state’s crime analysis center network to improve law enforcement information sharing.


While also planning to tweak controversial bail reform laws, Governor Hochul is taking a multifaceted approach to reducing violent crime, including doubling funding for the GIVE initiative to $36 million. GIVE supports 20 police departments in 17 counties that account for more than 80% of the violent crime that occurs in New York state outside of the New York City area. The governor is also supporting the New York State Police by increasing academy classes and expanding their presence on federal task forces.

Governor Hochul’s proposals for the 2024 fiscal budget aim to keep New Yorkers safe and secure, with a focus on reducing violent crime across the state.