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Crime In Hillcrest Not Stopping Community Events

Police stats show increase.
LITTLE ROCK, AR-- Little Rock Police statistics show a burglary increase in the Hillcrest area. But Thursday night, residents said the numbers will not stop their monthly "First Thursday Shop and Sip" event.

Monique Battles decided to come out with her friends.

"Walking around, listening to live music, interacting with people, buying knickknacks. It is so cool," said Battles.

Battles says she was somewhat apprehensive about attending at first because of the recent burglaries.

In District 50 of Hillcrest, Little Rock police reported 11 burglaries in January, 14 in February, and 21 in March. But depsite those numbers, Battles came out anyway.

"Regardless, this is our community and we are taking back over," said Battles.

Rachelle Hebert agrees,

"You can't be afraid of life, (crime) can happen anywhere," said Hebert.

Police encourage community help when dealing with the burglaries. If you see something that is not right near a neighbor's home. always call 911.

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