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Build community spirit

Building community spirit helps build pride among residents. With pride comes a greater sense of well-being in your neighbourhood. When people get involved and care about the place they call “home,” it tends to show criminal elements that they are not welcome in the community.

As the Broken Windows Theory states, “If a window in a building is broken and left unrepaired, all the rest of the windows will soon be broken… one unrepaired window is a signal that no one cares and so breaking more windows will cost nothing.” This is true of crime in communities.

This section talks about how to address that issue by building community spirit, by: