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City of Dover Trying to Reduce Community Crime

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DOVER, Del.- "For rent" signs and rental properties dot downtown Dover and the city says renters are not always as committed to keeping their communities as safe as homeowners are.

"We're concerned about is that we don't end up having people move out because renters aren't obeying the rules," said Dover Planning Director AnnMarie Townshend.

Tracey Williams says something needs to be done to make Dover safer.

"I've been victimized twice here already since I've lived here, but I'm looking for a change, the outcome of it," she said.

That's where the Crime-Free Housing Program would come in. The program would require mandatory seminars and also require landlords and tenants to sign crime-free agreements.

"One of the things it would do is give us a tool to really address the problem properties that we have, where we know there's repeated criminal activity," Townshend said.

The program could also include an amendment giving the city and landlords the power to evict tenants if they commit a felony. But not everyone is on board with that idea.

"See the problem is finding a place to live after you've done your time," Charles Scott said.

 

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