The objective of Neighbourhood Watch is for neighbours to work together to prevent crime and therefore, create a safe and friendly environment where crime is less likely to happen.
The main function of Neighbourhood Watch is based on creating a local network of neighbours who -
- help each other
- keep an eye on each other
- keep an eye on communal spaces
- keep an eye on their immediate environment.
By increasing the number of people working together to increase the level of supervision of homes and their environment can be an effective means of combating burglary, theft and vandalism.
Neighbourhood Watch encourages people to take an active role in their community and their own safety to reduce opportunities for crime to happen.