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Each year, law enforcement agencies, citizens, community groups, and government agencies join together in October for Crime Prevention Month. Whether your community has been hit by a new crime trend or mortgage foreclosure, or your block club or neighborhood watch program needs revitalizing, planning a safety

event this October for Crime Prevention Month is a great way to keep your community safe, meet new partners, and make a difference in your community.

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FBI Releases 2009 Crime Statistics – According to the figures released by the FBI, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation declined in 2009 for the third consecutive year. Property crimes also declined in 2009, marking the seventh straight year that the collective estimates for these offenses dropped below the previous year’s total.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced his new Defending Childhood initiative on September 23, 2010. Defending Childhood will address a national crisis: the exposure of America’s children to violence as victims and as witnesses. The goals of the initiative are to prevent children’s exposure to violence as victims and witnesses, mitigate the negative effects experienced by children exposed to violence, and develop knowledge about and increase awareness of this issue.

The National Crime Prevention Council is celebrating Crime Prevention Month this October with a Poster Celebration for all youths under the age of 18. Draw a poster showing McGruff or some other crime prevention theme and submit it to NCPC and have it displayed at NCPC website gallery! See the attached poster for rules and details and send your posters in! Anyone under 18 can submit a poster. This activity is perfect for classroom discussions about being safe in your community, or in afterschool programs or other community programs to bring awareness that we all have to be part of the solution when it comes to preventing crime.

The Target & BLUE Law Enforcement Grant Program- go to your local Target Retail store and ask abou the Target & Blue grant program. Target is deeply committed to extending a hand of partnership to law enforcement and criminal justice organizations. By sharing our time, talents and resources, together we build stronger, safer more vibrant communities. As part of this commitment, Target established the Law Enforcement Grant Program in 1990 to provide grants to law enforcement agencies serving the community. Amounts range from $250 to $2,000. Click Here for More Info

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  • Neighborhood watch helps nab theft suspects find out more
  • Charles City neighborhood watch yielding results find out more
  • New Dallas Police Crime Watch Program: on a digital device near you find out more

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Long time volunteer in the San Tan Valley/Queen Creek area of Arizona.

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