Published: Aug 04, 2010 4:26 AM EDT
Updated: Aug 04, 2010 1:26 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Communities across the country came together Tuesday night to fight crime with the annual "National Night Out."

Events took place in a diverse assortment of neighborhoods across Southwest Florida, but all with the same goal: neighbors coming together to fight crime.

"It's always good to know who your neighbors are, whether they're doing bad things or good things," said Maria Flores, who moved to Fort Myers just two weeks ago.

Many of the Night Out events were organized by Neighborhood Watch programs.