Neighborhood Watch Programs Statistics [Fresh Research]

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"Neighborhood Watch programs can reduce crime rates by up to 16%."

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"There are approximately 25,000 registered Neighborhood Watch programs in the U.S."

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"In a 2008 survey, 78% of Americans believed that Neighborhood Watch programs are effective in stopping crime."

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"A study in Chicago showed a 9% decrease in property crime due to Neighborhood Watch programs."

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"A 2014 study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry found that Neighborhood Watch programs can increase residents’ feelings of safety by 93%."

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"In 2017, the estimated number of households participating in Neighborhood Watch programs was 8.7 million."

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"In 2002, a survey found that 40% of Americans lived in communities with Neighborhood Watch programs."

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"A study in Portland, Oregon, found that Neighborhood Watch programs led to a 26% decrease in the number of burglaries."

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"In a 2017 survey, 59% of respondents said they knew their neighbors well enough to start a Neighborhood Watch program."

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"In 2015, the Neighborhood Watch program in Arlington, Virginia, helped to reduce larceny-theft incidents by 5%."

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"The National Sheriffs’ Association states that Neighborhood Watch programs have a 30-year history of successful crime reduction."

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"In 2016, Raleigh, North Carolina, experienced a 14% decrease in burglaries due largely to Neighborhood Watch programs."

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"In a 2013 survey, 89% of participants felt that having a Neighborhood Watch program in their area would lead to a reduction in crime."

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"According to a 2016 analysis, close to 40% of police departments in the U.S. partner with Neighborhood Watch programs."

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