Norwood neighborhood watch group helps 52nd Precinct fight crime

Norwood residents are taking an active role helping the NYPD fight crime thanks to the revamping of a neighborhood watch group. Residents in the program

The precinct has seen a rise in grand larcenies compared to last year.

The precinct has seen a rise in grand larcenies compared to last year. (2/27/14)

NORWOOD - Norwood residents are taking an active role helping the NYPD fight crime thanks to the revamping of a neighborhood watch group.

Residents in the program will be given specialized cards from the NYPD to help them provide anonymous tips. Each card has a code to be reported when phoning in tips, so the precinct knows the call is legitimate and should be looked into.

According to NYPD crime statistics, there have been 91 grand larcenies in the 52nd Precinct this year, compared to 83 at this time last year. Longtime residents say they hope the new neighborhood watch program will help, as they've seen a lack of police patrols.

The 52nd Precinct Community Council held a public meeting to sign up volunteers and will be holding another meeting on March 27.

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