NHW started in Cheshire in 1982.
NHW is associated with a crime reduction of between 16% and 26%.
In 1992, 6% of those asked had not heard of NHW, but by 2000 only 1% had not heard of NHW.
Membership has been falling recently.
17% of households across the country belong to NHW. The British Crime Survey of 2009 gives 3.8 million households countrywide as belonging to an NHW scheme, but this does not include Farm, Boat, and other Watches.
Please visit www.ourwatch.org.uk for more information on Neighbourhood Watch and setting up your own local scheme.