Then support the cops.
From Heather Mac Donald's brilliant new article on the NYPD in City Journal:
There is one city program for the poor...that has measurably improved the quality of life in distressed neighborhoods: policing. Violent crime is the most regressive of all taxes, since it falls heaviest on poor minorities, as University of California at Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring observes in The City That Became Safe. New York’s data-driven, proactive style of policing is government’s most progressive social program, for its benefits accrue disproportionately to those same minorities.
Hat tip Ricocheteer Stephen Schmalhofer.