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Neighborhood Watch and Block Clubs

Chicago has been riddled by violence. In some neighborhoods, residents have formed 'block clubs' to combat crime. The groups allow residents to take ownership of their communities, and they partner with police to keep tabs on rising tensions.

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The Block Clubs are reminiscent of Neighborhood Watch, which has been a crisis-prevention strategy for decades. Concerned citizens agree to look out for one another and to contact authorities when trouble is suspected.


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