Operation Weed & Seed

Operation Weed and Seed has a long history in the City of Wilmington. When the Weed and Seed strategy and goals were adhered to, reported crime and arrests for violent and drug related crimes decreased significantly and residents reported an increase in their sense of safety and an improved quality of life. This level of success was most apparent in 1992 and 1993 when Weed and Seed was first implemented in the city’s Hilltop and West Center City neighborhoods. The Eastside Substance Abuse Awareness Program (ESAAP), a predecessor of Weed and Seed that used a similar strategy, was also attributed with reducing drug related crime in the city’s Eastside neighborhood during the late 1980’s and early 1990s.

Read the 2004 Weed & Seed Evaluation.