Do neighborhood watches really work?

Like to keep crime down, and to keep weirdos away from your neighborhood?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Neighborhood watches are great because police can't be everywhere at once. Like it or not, most police responses are reactive instead of proactive. Unless you live in a crime ridden neighborhood where cops often do stake outs, it's good to have regular folks keeping an eye out for suspicious activity. Plus it gives the token "nosy neighbor" a sense of importance..haha. I'm a big fan of them, it really does contribute to the safety and well being of communities and neighborhoods when neighbors look out for one another.

    Source(s): Dixie Copper with great neighbors!
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  • 1 decade ago

    they can but the only way they can is one word Neighborhood...that's a big problem, the feeling of a nhood is gone, people very often don't know who lives in the area or even next-door sometimes. Everyone should take the time to meet the neighbors and look out for each other

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  • KILROY
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yes they do if the community is really willing to watch out for each other and pay attention to what is going on. Hanging a sign doesn't do it.

    Thieves and "weirdos" don't want the attention of the neighbors. Too bad that people don't look out for each other anymore without having to form a community association.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a variety of factors... like knowing your neighbors, familiar/suspicious activity, familiar cars, familiar people in the neighborhood, having longtime residents, and so on.

    Just having a sign that says 'neighborhood watch' won't do squat.

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  • Ron N
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    A good community program is very proactive, and it doe's

    become a valuable tool for not only the neighborhood, but

    the agency patrolling the neighborhood, civic pride teamed

    with responsible LEA help wins every time.

    Source(s): USJD:SA(ret)
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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, neighborhood watch really works. Who else better to watch your back than your good neighbor?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. I would think that anyone looking to break into one of the houses on your block and they see you or several of you watching them, they will simply go away.

    One of the things that I do is learn the cars that belong in the area. Becomes easy to see one that does not belong and then you can watch to see if something is going on.

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  • 1 decade ago

    can't hurt

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