Officials with the Broad Ripple Village Association said the rise in crime has tarnished their reputation, affected their ability to do business and impacted the quality of life.
At a BRVA meeting earlier in the week, stakeholders voted for ideas they want to see implemented for a safer area.
The idea that earned the most votes was enforcing curfew laws.
The idea that earned the second-most votes was requiring people to be 21 or older to enter The Strip after 1 a.m.
The next most-voted idea was that people want to see cops on bikes.
"That's a great idea. I mean it's such a small area, on bikes or plain clothes, either one because you already have police officers out there in uniform where everybody else can see, but that's not where stuff is happening," said Chris Miller, owner of Crackers Comedy Club.
Miller said he would like all the business owners to install cameras outside their front doors to eliminate loitering, especially by underage people.
Take a closer look at some of the ideas discussed during the BRVA meeting:
Click here to see more of the ideas that were voted on to combat crime.
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