Looking for pointers in High Point. Sarasota police are readying a fact-finding trip to the city of High Point, North Carolina, in hopes of finding out how that community’s success in cutting homicides in volatile neighborhoods could translate here. Police looking to stem the alarming rise in murders in the Newtown community after a series of shootings during 2011. Officers say High Point had a similar problem in one of its neighborhoods — and has managed to cut down homicides from eight to ten per year to only one in the last five years.