When do you go to a Block Watch meeting? 
I have been doing Safety Programs for quite a few Block Watches recently and I hear the same things at most of them.  Nobody comes to the meetings until something big happens in the neighborhood and they start thinking about personal safety!  Then they come and then they are gone again until the next time something happens.  The idea of the Block Watch is to prevent crime from happening in your neighborhood!  That is where the feeling of being safe and watching out for each other comes about.  I have met with some Block Watches that are very active and have good attendance and guess what?  Their crime is going down!  They are attending programs about their safety and some are buying products for their protection and that is the way we can cut back on crime!  We are all in this together and if you are more aware and more prepared, maybe we can cut back on the crime. 

Stay Safe!