Governor Snyder is heading to Saginaw today for a invitation-only event on public safety.

Snyder holds meeting on public safety to highlight decline of violence in targeted areas. is reporting the meeting will be held at the Christ Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.  It is not open to the public.

At issue is finding a way to further limit crime in the highest crime areas of the state--Detroit, Pontiac, Flint and Saginaw.

The Governor highlighted concerns about the rising violence in those areas in a public safety message he delivered back in March 2012.

It's likely Snyder will continue funding of anti-crime programs citing a significant improvement in the trouble areas.  Statistics show crime in Flint is down 30% in the last three years.  Rates also fell in Saginaw by 16%.  Declines were in the single-digits in both Detroit and Pontiac.

While Governor Snyder sees the drop in reported violence as moving in the right direction, he says the rates are still "unacceptably high" and in need of additional attention.

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