But, he added: "You'll see the folks that we really focus on are the ones who don't have school uniforms. They're the ones who have the most potential for trouble. They're not coming from school. They're not going to school."
Meanwhile, Saxton and other longtime residents are eager to see the area around the transportation center get back to being a place where people can shop or grab a bite to eat. But for now, Saxton still worries that he'll become a victim of crime when he's there.
"My size doesn't make me as vulnerable to crime as some other people," said Saxton, who is 6 feet 2. "But trust me when I tell you: I am concerned."
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