This seemed strange to me. Here is the article: http://www.techinsider.io/richmond-uses-data-to-reduce-muders-2015-7 "In 2007, Richmond was one of the most deadly places in the US, with a murder rate of 45.9 per 100,000 residents, putting it just below murder capitals like Flint, Michigan and New Orleans, Louisiana. Other California cities of the same size had a murder rate of 4.7 per 100,000 residents. " 10 times higher! Now they are paying - by creating relationships and then cash - for those most likely to be involved in murders to not be.