If you drive around in the neighborhoods around Lithonia High School, it's not always pretty.
Graffiti covers many fences, homes and county signs, but that is just one of the problems.
"The break-ins are real bad and the kids are robbing each other" said Demetrius Nalls.
Last month, CBS Atlanta took the neighborhood concerns to the DeKalb County Police Department and officials promised changes.
Nearly a month later, people in the area said those promises were kept.
"There is much more of a police presence. We appreciate it. When I come home in the evenings, I see police cars in the circle. I'm not sure if they had a call or they are just coming through to check things out but either way it is fantastic," said Tometkoa Ball-Walker.
"There are more cars and they are stopping people. A couple of them were parked down the street where somebody broke into a house. Every day you see them riding up and down the road," said Spencer Crawford.
Although many people said they're happy to see more police in the area, Nalls said it's just a start and he wants more.
"Some of them need to be on foot. They need to get out and walk around. They don't need to be riding in cars," Nalls said.
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