National Night Out success?

September 25, 2007 at 12:23 pm | Posted in Etcetra | 1 Comment



Forest Park SE 1990

Originally uploaded by Skewgee

According to an article titled “City still No.1 in Crime, but tunrabout is on” in the Post Dispatch today, St. Louis police figures indicate the lowest crime figures for the month of August since 1990. And although that somehow still puts us among the most crime addled cities in the nation, isn’t it comforting to know that the National Night Out probably works?

The National Night Out, marked here in a comemorative sign in the Grove near La Dolce Via, is a annual celebration that usually takes place in the first week of August. It’s probably more of a correlary to mention, but should serve some example of what reclaiming your block can do for your community, much less crime statistics.

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1 Comment

  1. […] Over at Highway61, Matthew Hurst contemplates the success of St. Louis’s National Night Out. […]


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