Rocky Mount Poverty

Poverty in Rocky Mount NC is important to address as a community. There are numerous programs to help with job skills, homelessness & hunger.

How Does CompStat Help Rocky Mount Police Reduce Crime?

CompStat stands for COMPuter STATistics. Crime statistics are collected and mapped. Officers are able to have accurate, timely intelligence that helps them rapidly deploy as needed. Each officer can follow up and assess the safety and security of his or her “beat.”It's used by police departments across the country as one of several crime reduction initiatives. New York City is just one of the many success stories.

In 1993, New York City had 1,946 murders. The system was implemented in 1994. In 2015, the murder rate was down to 352. CompStat works effectively hand-in-hand with other programs to make communities safer and less dangerous.

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Great News! Crime in Rocky Mount, NC is at 37-year Low

Rocky Mount, NC Lowers Crime

Rocky Mount, NC has taken a bite out of crime; for the second year, the crime rate has dropped 15 to 16 percent. How did the city do it? It's a combination of revitalization, community policing, extensive training and partnering with citizens. “This report is a testament to the ongoing, outstanding work of Rocky Mount Police Department personnel,” Police Chief James Moore said

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The Top Ten Things We Love About Rocky Mount, NC

 What’s there to love about Rocky Mount? A lot! From the amazing downtown architecture to the Imperial Center, we've counted down the top ten things we love about Rocky Mount. (We confess: It was difficult to limit our list to only ten.) Are any of your favorites on our list?

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How Railroads Helped Rocky Mount’s Development

Railroads and Rocky MountThe railroad industry played a vital role in the city’s development, and this, in turn, aided the advancement of Eastern North Carolina. The Wilmington and Weldon railroad helped fight unemployment in Rocky Mount. But what does a bottle of "Old Nash" and Rocky Mount Mills have to do with the railroad in Rocky Mount. Here's the scoop.

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Historic Facts & Famous People You May Not Know About

Facts About Rocky Mount NC

What do President Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr and Jack Kerouac have in common? All of them have a place in Rocky Mount, NC history. The comforting rattle of the train beckons young and old alike to close their eyes and remember the past in order to embrace a brighter future. Are you aware of some of these lesser-known Rocky Mount facts? 

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Can Rocky Mount's Lower Cost of Living Help Fight Poverty?

cost of living in Rocky Mount NCA lower cost of living can affect every aspect of a city: it can reduce unemployment by enticing new businesses and industries, and it can fight poverty by offering more affordable alternatives than living in larger--and more expensive--areas.Rocky Mount, NC is fortunate to have plentiful resources to enhance the quality of life and to be a city where residents can enjoy one of the lowest costs of living in North Carolina. 

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Volunteerism in Rocky Mount, NC: Good for Revitalization and Good for You!

ways to volunteer in Rocky Mount NC

The community isn't the only one that benefits from the work of volunteers. Recent studies indicate that charity work can also be good for you. Researchers found that those who volunteer not only live longer, but they have lower blood pressure and stress levels. What impact do volunteers have on cities and towns? They can help fight poverty and lead revitalization efforts.

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Revitalization: A Key to Reducing Crime and Making Cities Less Dangerous

Douglas Block Rocky Mount NC

What does landscaping have to do with crime reduction? Quite a lot actually, especially if you’re examining urban development and downtown revitalization.

Rocky Mount, NC is one of several cities across the country that has made great strides with downtown development, and studies show that revitalization isn’t just good for the economy. It also helps make cities safer and less dangerous.

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Local Job Fair in Rocky Mount, NC Can Help Lower Unemployment, Stop Poverty

Nash Community College will offer an opportunity for local job seekers to put their best foot forward  with an April job fair at the campus Business and Industry Center. According to information from Nash Community College, more than 60 local employers are scheduled to attend.  Both full-and-part time jobs are available.

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Rocky Mount, NC: Fighting Poverty With Local Food Projects


Rocky Mount is now among 26 other communities chosen by the Obama administration toparticipate in the Local Foods, Local Places economic development project. Rocky Mount was one of 316 applicants from 19 states selected. As a part of the federal initiative, Rocky Mount will receive technical support in integrating local food systems into community economic action plans. This means experts will work with Rocky Mount to develop local food projects that increase access to healthy food choices and support the creation of ag-related businesses and jobs.

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