Silver Spring residents should welcome the news that a local group of civic associations is planning a communitywide meeting on crime in the spring ("Citizens associations planning ‘crime summit'," Nov. 19 article).
In our neighborhood, the Northwest Park-Oakview section of Silver Spring, we have seen a significant increase in a broad range of crime, which has increased our residents' anxiety and adversely affected our quality of life.
Any "community" crime summit must include my neighbors who live in this part of the community, which borders Prince George's County and, especially, the thousands of tenants who live in apartment complexes throughout Silver Spring.
Luther Hinsley, Silver Spring
The writer is the president of the Avery Park Community Association.