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While the number of shootings and other violent crimes seems to fluctuate year to year in Cincinnati, as of mid-year violent crime appears to be trending down. Last year City Council allocated $250,000 in human service funding to go toward anti-violence programs. That included in-school violence prevention, coaching and the creation of youth councils.

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Cincinnati ranks among the worst in the nation for child poverty. However, there are many programs in the Greater Cincinnati area that are working to help individuals and families escape poverty. They provide assistance in areas such as family support services, education, employment, health and income.