MACON, Ga. — Putting an end to violence one street at a time is what a volunteer group aims to do by launching the "Safe by Design Project" in Macon's Pleasant Hill neighborhood.
On Saturday, volunteers walked street to street assessing what they say are vulnerabilities of properties for crime.
They looked for a list of things like if the doors and windows are secured and locked, if the property is well-lit, if the home is free of bullet holes and graffiti, and even if the property has a trespassing sign posted.
The group says that overall, they performed audits on a total of 67 streets.
"They conducted focus groups, & learned more about the neighborhood & what those concerns were from stakeholders," Sundra Wooford said.
Later, homeowners will be provided a report based on what volunteers found.
It will suggest ways to lower their risk of being targets of crime and increase the safety of their homes and property.
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