Blogging Down Crime

Block Watch organizations across the county are latching on to a new powerful tool: social media.

The Associated Press reports block watch organizations are increasing utilizing tools like Twitter and blogs.

The article follows a Columbus lawyer who tweets about suspicious vehicles and break-ins to protect his crime-ridden Old Oaks neighborhood.

Columbus lawyer and block watch captain Richard Vickers

Columbus lawyer and block watch captain Richard Vickers

The strategy has payed off for Mr. Vickers. Neighbors report criminal activity has dwindled and the streets are safer.

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2 responses to “Blogging Down Crime

  1. This is being experimented with on the Northside of Youngstown as well:

    Youngstown Northside Block Watch
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=106075158618&ref=ts

  2. Special K

    It sounds great if it actually works!

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