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Jefferson City residents voice concerns about crime

Concerned Jefferson City residents took action against crime Saturday.

Residents living in public housing near Elizabeth and Buena Vista Streets voiced concerns about too much crime in their area at a town hall meeting. City officials and representatives from the Housing Authority of the City of Jefferson also attended the meeting.

Jefferson City police officers at the meeting and said there have been eight to 10 arrests in the area in the past few weeks. But one officer said the number of crimes in the area has decreased from past years.

To help cut down on crime, JCPD plans to step up community policing in the area by walking the neighborhood to address issues.

Lincoln University representatives also attended the meeting hoping to increase outreach programs to get teens off the streets and into school.

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