"What we are recognizing is these two square miles are wildly over-represented in the percentage of Milwaukee crime that they occurs there," Flynn said. "Keeping in mind that the offenders there, offend elsewhere. Wherever we take them off it's going to benefit some place."
According to the police stats in the city:
19 percent of murders are down
12 percent of robberies are down
2 percent of burglaries are down
On the rise:
13 percent of aggravated assaults are up
Some Center Street residents said they've noticed an improvement.
"It used to be worser than it is now," Rogers said.
Meanwhile, others said they see crime and violence continuing.
"It's getting worse," said longtime resident Mark Young.
But most agree they want more people watching out in their neighborhood.
"It's getting there, you know but it's going to take a lot more work," Hughes said.