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neighborhood watch

a neighborhood surveillance program or group in which residents keep watch over one another's houses, patrol the streets, etc., in an attempt to prevent crime. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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a local organization or program to discourage crime by relying on the vigilance of the residents

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