City council members led a news conference on the crime wave on Thursday afternoon.
Since Sunday, eight people in the New Jersey capital have been shot and one person was killed.
City council members say they are short 108 police officers and that is part of the problem.
Despite that, city council members say they are committed to make a change.
"The members of Trenton City Council are here today, at this time, with hopes to give some assurance by allowing you to see, hear and feel our passion and commitment to do what it takes to keep our city safe," ,said Trenton City Council President Phyllis Holly-Ward.
Council members reminded the community they can help fight crime too, by calling crime stoppers to report tips and possibly receive a reward.