WhAT IS NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME?
NIGHT OUT IS A NATIONAL EVENT
“Night Out” is a national Crime Prevention event. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. It is a great chance to learn about crime prevention, while also celebrating your community and spending time with your neighbors.
NIGHT OUT IN SEATTLE
Seattle has had a long history of supporting Night Out. The program has been growing every year, with over 1,300 neighborhoods participating in 2012. This type of community participation is what makes Seattle a great place to live.
The event is a unique opportunity to bring your neighbors together, welcome new neighbors, talk about crime prevention and Block Watch efforts, and mainly just have a great time with food, music, games - whatever you want. The creativity we've seen of what neighborhoods come up with is amazing. Some gatherings are just a few households; others expand into large block parties.
Night Out Against Crime is an opportunity for individual neighborhoods to renew their commitment to the following:
- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
- Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.