Lt.Blackwell’s Sector 113 report for February (PDF) is now available for all points north of Carrington and Nine Mile.
Below are the crime stats for the First Quarter / Year 2014:
January 1, 2014 – February 3, 2014
Violent Crime (2014 compared to 2013) 2013: 17
Result: 65% Decrease
Property Crime: (2014 compared to 2013) 2013: 39
Result: 10% Increase
TOTAL CRIME MAJOR CRIME (2013 compared to 2012) 2013: 193
Result: 13% Decrease
Although we are currently at a 13% decrease in Major Crime for the year, I am concerned about the 10% increase in property crimes. Many of the crimes were situations in which the actions of the citizens created the opportunities for the offender. For example residence windows left open or unlocked, residence doors left unlocked, valuables being left in plain view in vehicles etc.
So far this year we have had 11 burglaries to residential properties (compared to four this time last year). This is a 175% increase in residential burglaries. On two occasions, the offender entered the residence through an unsecure window while the homeowner was asleep in bed. Simply locking the window may have prevented this intrusion.