The Strijp-S neighbourhood watch team has reduced criminal activity in the district by 50%. The team called it an “encouraging result”.
Motor vehicle theft has seen a 92% drop, while burglaries and theft affecting businesses fell by 82%.
Björn Cocu and Mark van Glabbeek launched the neighbourhood watch team nearly a year ago, which now has about thirty volunteer members.
The team works with local police, the municipality of Eindhoven, and Strijp Park Beheer (management) to keep the local community safe.