Statistics show Yakima Block Watch programs are working and cutting down on crime in neighborhoods who have seen their share of robberies even in broad daylight, KIMA-tv reports.

The concern of what else might happen in some neighborhoods is what prompted the programs to launch and as KIMA-tv states, there has been a 50 to 80% drop in burglaries that have a Block Watch Program in place.

KIMA-tv spoke with a block watch captain, Frank Vasquez, who said his neighbors have cut into burglaries, but have also helped cut out drugs and drive-by shootings on their streets.

Go to the website http://www.yakimacounty.us/blockwatch/ to find out more how you can be a force in cutting down crime in your neighborhood too.