Bonnie Savage who put together the walk, the first of its kind, after she noticed a reaction she recieved while traveling and said where she was from.
"They say oh my gosh, you all have a lot of murders down there," Savage said. "We're not a bad city we just have a bad rap."
The walk generating some much needed attention to these walkers' cause.
Imagine a group of frustrated people walking down your street, for some, the image hit a little too close to home.
"I just lost my son last week," said a woman who pulled over after seeing the marchers.
On both sides, those who watched, and those who walked.
"The violence has deeply affected our family," said Angela Collins who lost two nephews to senseless crimes.
A shooting and a hit and run accident.
"It's important we get our community involved in this and for all of us take some action and help the law enforcement," she said.
Law enforcement backed up the walkers as they marched.
"I just want to stand up for my city," said Savage.
This just the first event planned by these folks who are now on the move and no longer sitting back watching their city be overrun by criminals.
All nine mayoral candidates also took part in the walk.
Then held a rally where they said the ways they would try and cut down on the high crime numbers.