Neighbors in Greensboro are attempting to minimize violent crime.
CSU/Greensboro’s violent crime has increased this year, with homicides and assaults involving a firearm having doubled.
One of the most serious concerns affecting police stations throughout the Triad is a lack of personnel. Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, Asheboro, and other police agencies need assistance.
It’s why residents in high-crime regions are experimenting with their own solutions to help lessen the carnage.
Anthony Morgan is a community organizer who organizes activities and initiatives for youngsters to help decrease violence in his neighborhood.
“Whether it’s a community clean up, guns down, gloves up the event, or simply trying to talk to students in high schools,” Morgan added, “we try to support one other.”
As crime increases, so does the need for more watchful neighbors. Neighborhood watch programs and efforts, such as Neighbors For Better Neighborhoods in Winston-Salem, have grown in popularity in communities around the Triad.
“Every day, we do the type of work to reach out to these youth in a personal way…to build relationships with these kids in order to try to understand what they’re going through and see what’s causing all of this that we’re looking at.” “All of these murders are happening at the same time,” Morgan explained.
Morgan claims that he will continue to use activism to restore his community, even if he can only make a tiny effect.
According to a representative for the Greensboro Police Department, the department is attempting to minimize crime.
“To combat violent crime, the department has taken a variety of steps. While we can’t pinpoint a single factor for the drop or rise in any given statistic, there has been an emphasis on taking firearms off the streets, investigating violent repeat offenders, and deploying officers and resources to the correct sections of the city to concentrate on decreasing and preventing crime.
We also employed our community coordinator and specific teams like our Behavioral Health Response Team and Homeless Response Team to link them with services. A greater emphasis was also placed on reaching into communities and interacting with locals. Our patrol districts held monthly neighborhood walks maintained initiatives such as Operation Pass, which provided children with school supplies, and teamed with community groups to complete the 500 jobs for youth.”
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