One of the best ways to prevent crime in residential neighborhoods is to organize a Neighborhood Watch Program.
To form a Neighborhood Watch program, contact the Baton Rouge Police Department Community Services Division at (225)389-4801 or the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office at (225)389-5000.
Some neighborhoods have even formed volunteer Citizens on Patrol corps to help keep a watchful eye on their subdivision. The offices mentioned above can tell you more about these types of programs as well as general crime prevention information. They will also come to your civic meetings upon request to speak directly to you and your neighbors.