along with limiting the items Hendricks carries, she and others are taking extra precautions when out and about.
"The time of day that we choose to walk, it'll be the distance, it'll be letting one of my children know because I don't want to make myself a target," said Hendricks.
Businesses are also taking proactive steps. In conjunction with police, many shops installed security cameras.
"It all streams directly to the police department so they're able to monitor it," said Andrew Brewer.
Andrew Brewer says they have a camera in the parking lot and inside Buddy Roger's Music. He says it's worked to deter criminals so far, but also some rowdy behavior outside the store too.
"This neighborhood doesn't necessarily have the best reputation but it's not as bad as people make it out to be and we have that kind of fallback there to rely on them and know that they're being proactive rather than just being reactive," said Brewer.
Police say they've caught the majority of their suspects this year.
They say that's one reason overall crime may be down, because those committing the crimes are paying the price.
The public is welcome to join the North College Hill police for a forum on Tuesday, August 12th to further discuss their safety concerns.