Councilman David Salvatore’s Statement on Violent Crime Surge in Wanskuck

Providence – “In recent weeks, Wanskuck has become a hot spot for criminal activity and it’s time
to see action from the Providence Police Department and the city’s administration.
Last month, I called on the Providence Police Department for an increase in police
presence to curtail this violence. Week after week, our neighborhood continues to
suffer from incidents of violent crime. The foundation of a community’s quality of
life is built on safety. Wanskuck is a neighborhood where children play, where
families gather, where everyday life takes place. The vitality of this community
takes a blow every time a gun is fired, and our community wants answers. Our
community deserves action. I am urging the Providence Police Department to step in
and put an end to this violence before another gun is fired, before another child is
wounded, before another day in Wanskuck is overshadowed by fear.”