The Malden Rotary Club held it's first Community Peace Forum Tuesday morning, inviting local stakeholders to discuss the causes, perceptions and possibles solutions to crime in the city.
Attendees split into small group discussions set for later broadcast on Malden Access Television, where discussion ranged from the effects of drug addiction to domestic violence.
City councillor and Rotary Club President David D'Arcangelo said the forum brought a "good mixture of people" to weigh in on the city's response to a sudden spike in crime this summer.
"I don't know if this is going to solve anything," D'Arcangelo said, "but not getting together and discussing it definitely won't."
The councillor-at-large said a synopsis of the forum's findings will be made available to residents in the near future.