Since 2008, crime has drastically decreased by nearly 50% in the 5 Special Business Districts (SBD’s) located in the Central West End (CWE). Who can take credit for the decrease in crime? It may be due to a multitude of factors, however there is one consistency since 2008 and that is the CWE Neighborhood Security Initiative (NSI). The CWE Association, the 5 SBD’S, and WUMCRC came together in 2008 to form a collaborative group called the CWE NSI. The primary function for the NSI is to coordinate and oversee the safety and security efforts of these 5 SBD’s.
Stay tuned for our next blog where we will introduce the NSI staff and talk about what’s coming up this year for the NSI.