The Muckleneuk Hill Security Initiative was officially started in March 2013 when a few residents got together to address the increasing crime problem in the area. This is an initiative driven by residents to improve safety in the suburb and is run on a purely voluntary basis.
Community driven security initiatives elsewhere have successfully proven to:
- - Make residents feel safer
- - Dramatically reduce crime incidences (some to zero)
- - Increase property values
The steering committee gained knowledge from other neighbourhoods which had successfully implemented schemes to combat crime and believe that a scheme like this in our neighbourhood could produce similar results. The success would depend on the amount of support from the residents.