All over the country on October 7th, there were little block parties in different urban areas. These little block parties were called “National Night Out” and they actually have a huge purpose – celebrating the efforts that the communities make toward fighting criminal activity in their neighborhoods. These events have been going on for a few years now, but they have started to gain more steam as more communities start the fight against crime in their communities.
One of the biggest reasons that this has become popular is because of how many parents want to make sure that their children are safe. They work hard and they work together to be certain that all of their kids can feel safe when they’re walking home from school or from other activities that they may be participating in. It also gives kids a bit of a safety net with other kids that may be living in the community that they live in as well.
Of course, National Night Out isn’t just a celebration of crime prevention. It is a way for the community to come together and meet each other. That way, everyone can join forces in keeping everyone safe and accountable. It helps the kids learn who people in the neighborhood are, so if something happens or they’re in trouble, they are able to find people who are safe that can help them as quickly as possible. It creates community and security – it’s almost a sign that people want to go back to the way things used to be, when it “took a village to raise a child.” By having the community united, it’s easier to track down people who are committing crimes and connect with local law enforcement so that the community can get what it needs in order to continue to stay safe.
National Night Out is becoming a lot more popular for communities all over the country, and as more people come together, crime is going to continue to decrease. The hope is that even more communities will be involved in National Night Out next year, so that more communities can have the benefit of lowering crime rates and feeling safe where they’re at. The National Night Out website has a lot of great resources that you can use if you want to help reduce crime in your own community or if you need or want to get more information about the program.