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Project Green Light reduces crime in Detroit, 100th crime-fighting location added at Seaway Market Place

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Detroit keeps getting safer and safer.

Project Greenlight just added its 100th high-tech crime fighting location at Seaway Market Place on W. Chicago on the city’s west side.

Participating businesses agree to install high-definition video cameras inside and out, as well as bright exterior lighting around the full exterior of the establishment. The video feed is monitored at the city’s Real Time Crime Centerd in real time.

Project Green Light started a year ago and has made many places in the city safer. The original eight gas station locations have seen a 40 percent drop in violent crime, and the newer Green Light businesses have seen a 20 percent drop in violent crime since last year. Since the project started the city has had a 40 percent drop in carjacking.

crime statsThe word is getting out. The number of new businesses coming online per month has increased from 5 to 15 since partnerships were developed with DTE Energy and Comcast. Mayor Mike Duggan says he believes that will increase to 20 per month.

In September the city announced a program with Comcast that set up the cameras at an affordable rate for businesses joining the program. It also announced a program with DTE Energy that gave a significant rebate to Green Light businesses installing its energy efficient LED lighting system.

“The numbers show that Project Green Light is making a difference in reducing crime in our neighborhoods and more businesses are signing up than ever before,” says Duggan who was on hand with Police Chief James Craig when the 100th location was announced. “I hear stories all the time from residents I talk to about how they look for a green light when they are out at night.”

At the event Craig announced any all 911 calls made from participating businesses will now be dispatched as Priority One runs, whether the call is regarding a major crime or a minor one such as shoplifting or causing property damage.

“These business owners have stepped up in a big way to commit themselves to this program and the Detroit Police Department is going to support them,” he says. “We want the all troublemakers in this town to understand that no level of bad behavior or criminal activity will be tolerated at any Green Light business.”

Comcast representatives say they are proud of the results the partnership has created.

“This milestone demonstrates the success of our partnership with the city to simplify enrollment in Project Green Light and make it more affordable for participants,” says Tim Collins, senior vice president of Comcast in Michigan. “We’re providing customers with a single point of contact for the sale, installation and support of Project Green Light, and as a result, we’ve seen a tremendous increase in interest and have connected dozens of new customers.”

CityofDetroit_ProjectGreenLightThe current locations are:

  1. 7 MILE FOODS— E. 7 Mile & Veach St.
  2. ASIAN CORNED BEEF— E. 7 Mile & Brinker Ave.
  3. BARREL & BOTTLE PARTY SHOPPE — Dexter & Collingwood
  4. BEL-AIR LUXURY CINEMA — E. 8 Mile Rd.
  5. BENCHMARK PARTY SHOPPE — Joy Rd. & Prest St.
  6. BOOST MOBIL — W. 7 Mile Rd. & Stout St.
  7. BP — E. Outer Drive & Harper Ave.
  8. BP — W Seven Mile Rd. & Greenview Ave.
  9. CHALMERS PLUS — Chalmers & Glenfield St.
  10. CITGO— Chalmers St. & Houston Whittier St.
  11. CITGO — Gratiot Ave. & Beaufait St.
  12. CITGO — Morang Ave. & Kelly Rd.
  13. CITGO — Schoolcraft & Greenfield Rd.
  14. CITGO— W. McNichols and Schaefer Hwy
  15. CITY LIQUOR SHOPPE— Grand River Ave. & Lahser
  16. CLARK— Morang Ave. & McKinney St.
  17. CLARK— Rosa Parks Blvd.  & Glynn Ct.
  18. CLUB CELEBRITY— Plymouth Rd. & Mark Twain St.
  19. CRICKET WIRELESS— W. Vernor & Central
  20. DOLLAR CENTER — W. Warren Ave.  & Winthrop
  21. EAST TRACK— E. 7 Mile Rd. & Goulburn Ave.
  22. EASTOWN LIQUOR— E. Jefferson Ave. & St. Clair St.
  23. EXXON— Fenkell Ave. & Chapel St.
  24. FUEL ZONE — Fenkell & Evergreen Rd.
  25. GLASS BOTTLE SHOPPE – Greenfield & W. Chicago
  26. GRATIOT FAIRMOUNT LIQUOR – Gratiot Ave. & Fairmount
  27. GREAT LAKES BURGER BAR- W. McNichols Ave.
  28. HIBBARD PARTY STORE – E. Jefferson & Holcomb
  29. JANE’S MARKET – Charlevoix & Van Dyke
  30. LINDSAY LIQUOR – W. 7 Mile & Gilchrist
  31. MACK & BEWICK MARKET — Mack Ave. & Bewick St.
  32. MARATHON — E. Jefferson & Alter
  33. MARATHON — Michigan Ave. & 11th St.
  34. MARATHON — W. McNichols & Wyoming
  35. MCDONALD’S – W. 8 Mile Rd & Lahser
  36. MCDONALD’S – Grand River  Ave. & Greydale
  37. MCDONALD’S – Grand River Ave.
  38. MCDONALD’S – Grand River & Livernois
  39. MCDONALD’S – Grand River & Livernois
  40. MCDONALD’S – Gratiot Ave. & Knodell St.
  41. MCDONALD’S – E. Jefferson  & Crane
  42. MCDONALD’S – Livernois & McNichols
  43. MCDONALD’S – Mack Ave. & I-75
  44. MCDONALD’S – Michigan Ave. & Braden St.
  45. MCDONALD’S – W. McNichols & Winthrop
  46. MCDONALD’S—W. Vernor Hwy & Cavalry St.
  47. MCDONALD’S—Van Dyke & E. Outer Dr.
  48. MCDONALD’S—Wyoming Ave. & Fenkell
  49. MEXICAN VILLAGE RESTAURANT – Bagley Ave. & 18th St.
  50. MIKE’S FRESH MARKET-  Gratiot Ave. & Lappin St.
  51. MIKE’S FRESH MARKET — Livernois Ave. & Cambridge Ave.
  52. MOBIL — E. Jefferson & Alter
  53. MOBIL — E. Jefferson & St Aubin
  54. MOBIL — E. Warren Ave. & I-75
  55. MOBIL — Fenkell & Greenfield
  56. MOBIL —Grand River Ave. & Livernois Ave.
  57. MOBIL — Joy Rd. & Evergreen
  58. MOBIL — W Fisher Fwy & Rosa Parks Blvd.
  59. MOBIL — W McNichols & Southfield Fwy.
  60. NEW MERCHANT FOOD CENTER— E. 7 Mile Rd. & Brinker Ave.
  61. NEW QUICK STOP MARKET— Grand River Ave. & Vancouver St.
  62. ONE STOP LIQUOR — Linwood & Pingree
  63. PALACE PARTY PLAZA — E. Jefferson & Meldrum St.
  64. PARKWAY FOODS — E. Jefferson & St. Jean St.
  65. PAUL’S PIZZA— W. Vernor & Central
  66. PELZER’S PARTY SHOPPE— Conant & E. Outer Dr.
  67. PERRY’S LIQUOR — E. Jefferson & Newport
  68. PRESTIGE LIQUOR STORE — Linwood & Montgomery
  69. PURITAN LIQUOR – Puritan & Mansfield
  70. RIVIERA AUTO SERVICE – E. Jefferson Ave. & Cadillac Blvd.
  71. ROSEDALE COMMUNITY PHARMACY – Grand River Ave. & Warwick St.
  72. ROYAL FRESH MARKET – Grand River Ave. & Glastonbury Ave.
  73. ROYALTY DANCE STUDIO – E. Warren Ave. & Outer Dr.
  74. SAN DIEGO PARTY STORE—E. Jefferson Ave. & Algonquin St.
  75. SAVON FOODS–Livernois Ave. & Curtis St.
  76. SCHAEFER SEVEN DRUGS— Schaefer Rd. & Hartwell Ave.
  77. SCOTCH CASTLE PARTY STORE— E. 7 Mile Rd. & Brinker Ave.
  78. SEAWAY MARKETPLACE— W. Chicago & Fitzpatrick
  79. SHELL—Mack Ave. & I-75
  80. SHELL—S. Fort St & Schaefer Hwy
  81. SHERRY’S ON W. VERNOR—W. Vernor & Central
  82. SONNY’S HAMBURGERS— Schoolcraft  & Evergreen Rd.
  83. SOUTHERN SMOKHOUSE—W. McNichols
  84. STARTER’S BAR & GRILL — Plymouth Rd. & Faust
  85. SUMMIT WOMEN’S MEDICAL CENTER — W. McNichols & Forrer St.
  86. SUNOCO — E. 7 Mile & Hayes
  87. SUNOCO — E. 7 Mile & Hoover
  88. SUNOCO — Grand River Ave. & Stout
  89. SUNOCO — Morang & Roxbury
  90. SUNOCO — Schaefer Hwy & I-96
  91. SUNOCO — W.  7 Mile & Grandville Ave.
  92. SUNOCO — W. McNichols & Lahser
  93. SUPER DOLLAR STORE — Michigan Ave. & Martin
  94. SUPER CLEAN COIN LAUNDRY — E. 7 Mile Rd. & Fairport St.
  95. TURKEY GRILL — Woodward Ave. & Melbourne
  96. UPTOWN BBQ — Livernois Ave. & Midland
  97. VALERO— Linwood St.
  98. VALERO— Schoolcraft Rd. & Greenfield Rd.
  99. VALERO— Telegraph Rd. & W. McNichols Rd.
  100. WONDER SUPER FOODS MARKET — Shoemaker & St. Clair St.

For more information, visit: http://www.greenlightdetroit.org/

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