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More neighborhoods getting involved in safety measures

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Fannie Mae Smith, killed inside her home in 2012. Fannie Mae Smith, killed inside her home in 2012.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

While many people are focusing on crime in Toledo, one man who's working at the grassroots level believes the Glass City is becoming a safer city.

Keith Jordan with JLJ Vision Outreach says he's seeing more people willing to be active in their neighborhood and trying to make a difference. He believes the January 2012 shooting death of Fannie Mae Smith inside her home along Fulton Street was a ‘lightning rod' to spark more people getting involved.

"With community organizations putting teams together to walk and patrol neighborhoods, to have sit-downs inside libraries or community centers, these things are helping to have an impact for more security in these areas that we keep talking about high rate of crime," he said.

Jordan says individuals and small groups doing positive things don't get enough media exposure.

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