clear What Does a Community Cleanup Do To Prevent Crime?

Cleanups show that people who use an area care about its appearance. Crime is less likely to occur when a neighborhood is clean, well lighted, and used frequently by residents and their friends. By reclaiming an abandoned park or playground, eliminating tall weeds and debris from a vacant lot, or sprucing up sidewalks and public spaces along the street, you'll be making the territory less attractive to criminals and more attractive to the community, which makes the community safer.

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Youth In Action Bulletin July 1999   black   Number 09