The Crime Prevention Working Group met for the first time more than a year ago and four voting members were hand-picked to be the voice of the city's residents.
Only two of them remain, but one of them said the group is an excellent example of a community banding together to tackle a problem.
Thomas Gardiner was selected as the youth representative for the working group, and he said the past 12 months had been a steep learning curve.
At each working group, the police provide a snapshot of the crime statistics for Wagga.
Mr Gardiner said at the most recent meeting he attended the group was informed that the numbers were down.
"I think there has been massive progress in the one year, but it is a bit odd in that they don't ask us what we think," Mr Gardiner said.
"We are not sitting in seats of power as such, but I am just proud that we have a committee that is involved in its community and trying to find results."
One of the first projects included a review of identified residential pedestrian walkways and laneways. Crime prevention strategies and environmental design assessments have been forwarded to council.
The group also reviewed burnt out and abandoned houses with an update from the property owners.
Director of community Janice Summerhayes said specific challenges face the group, primarily being that the group is advisory in capacity and relies on organisations and the community to work together.
"For instance, the reduction in domestic and family violence across our community relies on individuals and the community to act in a way that values positive relationships with each other," she said.
"As well as acting on situations when this is not the case, along with the support of first responders like Police and the law, and on-going support from other agencies."
The group's priorities for the next 12 months will focus on neighbourhood and home security, domestic violence and youth crime.
Ms Summerhayes said discussions had reinforced the importance of early education and support in crime prevention, and it is positive to see that there is goodwill and focus happening across schools and with other existing agencies in this regard.