12 ways for reducing crime
Organize a neighborhood watch. Citizens don’t have to rely solely on police to patrol a neighborhood. Instead, they can organize their own neighborhood watches that work with the police. If you live in an apartment building, you can organize a tenant's watch. Take the following steps:
- Gather a small group of like-minded individuals to form a planning committee. Decide on a meeting place.
- Contact your local sheriff’s department and invite them to meet with you. They often have resources they can share with you.
- Pick a date for a neighborhood meeting and publicize it using neighborhood flyers and social media posts.