Neighborhood safety addresses crime as well as property safety. The safety and security of the neighborhood is largely the responsibility of neighborhood residents.
There are two major determinants of neighborhood safety:
How many neighbors we know by name.
How often we are in our neighborhood outside our homes.
Importance of Neighborhood Programs
Periodic police patrols are not as effective for making neighborhoods safe and deterring crime. Police, fire, building development services and other city departments will work with neighborhoods to keep the peace, respond to emergencies, and regulate construction and building occupancy. The city can help provide structure to the safety programs through neighborhood watch and neighborhood teams, however, residents must play an active role in sending a message of solidarity and resistance to crime and unsafe properties.