Boston hosts ‘National Night Out’ events to curb crime

ROSLINDALE (WHDH) — Several National Night Out events were held throughout Boston Monday evening as police and residents team up to fight crime.

Boston has been holding National Night Out events for the past 34 years. At Adams Park in Roslindale, residents could be seen enjoying the nice weather and live music. Vendors and food were also available.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans made appearances at several events, where they spoke about curbing crime in the city. Evans said events like this are important for residents to get to know their police officers so they feel safe calling for help.

“It shows that we need each other to accomplish the goals in keeping communities safe. Because we can’t do it alone,” said Evans.

Overall, the Boston Police Department said crime is down 8 percent this year. However, attacks involving guns are up nearly a third compared to last year.

National Night Out will continue Tuesday evening.

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