What are the benefits of a Neighborhood Watch?

Many communities with active programs have experienced substantial decreases in burglary, vandalism and larceny. In addition to the prevention of residential crime, Neighborhood Watch:

  • Creates a greater awareness of crime
  • Increases reporting of crime and suspicious activities
  • Serves as a warning to criminals
  • Promotes neighborliness
  • Provides residents with access to crime patterns and trends that may threaten them
  • Increases arrest and conviction of criminals due to the availability of eye witnesses

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1. What is Neighborhood Watch?
2. How big should our Neighborhood Watch area be?
3. What does it involve?
4. How do I hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting?
5. What are the benefits of a Neighborhood Watch?
6. What is my first step?