Through effective marketing campaigns and community engagement activities, select neighborhoods in Mecklenburg County have seen a reduction in gun crime. As of December 2005, 125 arrests yielding 30 Federal convictions were made in a 2 year period. These felons will serve an average of 20 years due to illegal possession of guns and drugs.
The project continues to build momentum through its leadership and strengthen community efforts with the assistance of the PSN Community Partners. For more information on Project Safe Neighborhoods and to learn how you can become involved, please call (704) 432-SAFE.