Reducing Crime and Reducing Poverty: How Rocky Mount’s Downtown Revitalization Helps – Rocky Mount Review


The Political Agitator’s response: Can’t wait to see what kind of twist the Community Council, Fighting Crime In Nash, Wilson and Edgecombe Counties, WHIG-TV and other naysayers will put on this article.

Two words: Downtown Revitalization

Not only are cities across the country embracing and improving their downtown areas, but these renovations demonstrate how this innovation can make cities less dangerous and fight poverty.  Rocky Mount is no different. Rocky Mount’s downtown development has not only been a success, but the city’s crime rate is at a 35-year low. Additional benefits of downtown development include: employment opportunities, restoration of historic buildings and reduced crime. Crime prevention techniques are most effective if they address all environmental factors, from street lighting to clean streets. (Source: Read more)

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