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Violent crime statistics are on an uptick in Louisville in 2012, and Police Chief Steve Conrad recently announced the formation of a new unit to specifically tackle this growing problem.  The VIPER unit will go after the worst offenders in the city and focus resources on known hot spots.

Joseph Lord, reporter with the Courier-Journal, joined us Friday on Byline to explain the re-organization at LMPD, the biggest change made by Chief Conrad since his appointment in March, and provide details on how VIPER is intended to reduce violent crime in Louisville.

Brad Yost is a producer for WFPL News and Louisville Public Media.