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Pleasing report, more responsibility with low crime numbers

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Anti-crime Community groups say the low crime statistics are good news for everyone in Albany.

Deputy Chief Mark Scott thanked Stop The Violence members during their weekly meeting Tuesday for their contribution in the lower crime statistics.

Scott said neighborhood watch groups and organizations like Stop The Violence are playing a part in cutting crime giving police tips to solve crimes and lock up crooks.

"I think the No Snitch rule is slowly losing it's power," said Stop the Violence Co-founder Bishop Victor Powell. "I think people now within the community we want our blocks safe. We want to live in peace. We don't want crime all over the community."

Stop The Violence organizers say people can't be satisfied with the lower crime statistics. They say people need to continue to work to protect their homes and cars from thieves, and report suspicious persons to police.

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