Macon-Bibb leaders speak about county’s low homicide rate last month

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis believes it's due to community involvement.

MACON, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office reported only one homicide in August.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis believes the lack of violence is due to community involvement.

“I think people are aware that maybe there is another way to settle things without shooting at each other,” he said.

Sheriff Davis thinks help from the local government and community is helping prevent violent crimes.

“We’re getting tips of things that may happen where we can intervene and stop those individuals who may be destined to commit violent acts,” he said.

Sheriff Davis says community involvement in the Macon Violence Prevention forums is working.

Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller says the feedback is helping bring the community together for a common goal.

“We’re holding everybody accountable,” he said. “But we’re acting more responsibly, and we’re giving people the opportunity to do better things.”

Mayor Miller hopes the community will continue to provide feedback and help keep crime low.

Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones says seeing one homicide in August proves working together can help keep homicide numbers low.

“Instead of pulling a gun, I think that they’re thinking a little bit more,” he said.

The sheriff’s office wants to remind the everyone if you see something, say something.

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