It's a chance for millions of Americans to take back their neighborhoods. Many people turned out for national night out Tuesday night.
It's an event designed to unite citizens against crime. A Broken Arrow neighborhood was just one of many where families gathered. Not only did they get to share with one another, they also got a greater sense of community. Broken Arrow Police say these events are a crime fighting tool.
Broken Arrow Police Captain Cary Aud: "If you're out of town or at work and youâ€™ve got neighbors that know you and know your schedule it gives them an opportunity to watch your house or your kids and vice versa."
A recent crime survey shows 95% of Broken Arrow residents feel safe in their community.