Neighbourhood Watch, supported by the Police, encourages communities to join together in small informal groups for the purpose of improving the safety of their families and other people who live, visit and do business in their neighbourhood. It also encourages interaction and a shared sense of responsibility between individuals, neighbours and communities for preventing and reducing crime. Traditionally Neighbourhood Watch has focused on improving home security, reducing the fear of crime and reporting suspicious activity to police. As it has evolved, groups have become involved in broader community safety issues – working together to identify and address local problems that may not involve crime.
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