(Avondale) Cincinnati police report there has been a 50-percent reduction in violent crime in Avondale, since they began a crackdown on gangs in the area. Cincinnati Police report they have broken up two vicious gangs, the Valley Boyz and Savage Gang, and made 41 arrest. Police also worked with apartment complex owners to evict gang members and suspected criminals from at least eight locations where there have been multiple violent crimes.

"We had reason to believe over time that this is kind of one of the places where the true bad guys go to meet" said Cincinnati Police Captain Mike Neville.