In 2014: The number one issue concerning Trentonians is safety. No constituency expressed this with more vehemence than the City’s youth. Residents and stakeholders are concerned not only with violent crime, but also with the stigma that excessive crime related news coverage creates. All feel strongly that in order for the City to change, the high levels of crime, especially violent crime, must be reduced.
In 2042: Trentonians and visitors will feel safe in the city, and there will be significantly less violence and fewer crimes. The City will have implemented a multipronged and innovative approach to creating a safe environment for all. At the same time, Trenton will be perceived to be a safe place by people who live in the surrounding community.
A safe Trenton is about more than just reduced crime: The city will also be a place where people can feel secure expressing their opinions publicly without fear of retribution. Streets must also be safe to travel on foot, by bike, by bus, or by car. A safer Trenton is a place where there is trust in the community.