Neighborhood watch programs decrease crime, police say
Neighborhoods across Utah are banding together to fight back against crime and police reports reveal the reason.
In Utah in 2013, there have been more than 170,000 reports of burglary, theft, stolen cars, and larceny. KSL-TV partnered with police officers and residents in two areas of Salt Lake County to establish Neighborhood Watch programs.
Police said they can't be everywhere at the same time, but one possible solution to decrease crime is establishing a neighborhood watch. The KSL Investigative Team helped organize two neighborhood watch groups — one in South Jordan and the other on the east side of Salt Lake City — to see how different tactics work.
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