Criminals don't like to be watched, and when they get the feeling that they are being watched, they go elsewhere. This fact is what gives Neighborhood Watch its power.
While eliminating crime completely is the ideal solution, the next best thing is to move it out of your neighborhood! With limited resources, police departments can only do so much to keep our neighborhoods crime-free. By organizing into Neighborhood Watch groups, citizens can provide hundreds or thousands of additional "eyes and ears" to help the police deter criminal activity on their streets, and leave criminals with the distinct impression that they are not welcome in our city!