Crime prevention works. It is cheaper, safer, and healthier for communities to prevent crime than to have to treat its victims, deal with its perpetrators, and lose civic health and productivity. But the responsibility of crime prevention doesn’t fall on one person – it’s everyone’s business. Law enforcement agencies, however, often are the focal point in community crime prevention. This can be beneficial to prevention efforts because then these law enforcement officers:
- Know what crime is happening, where it is happening, and by whom
- Have the expertise to stop crime before it happens
- Can bring community members, police departments, and government officials together
View the 2017 Yearly Crime Report. The numbers in the report are from January 1 to December 31, comparing 2017 to 2016 numbers.
Did you know?
Most burglaries from motor vehicles are valuables left in plain sight in UNLOCKED cars. Burglars don't make too much noise by breaking windows anymore, they simply pull on door handles and enter silently. Here are some quick and very easy tips to help deter these types of burglaries:
- Clean out the garage storage and park your car in the garage;
- If you park your car in the driveway, LOCK IT!;
- Take out all valuables or at least put them under the seat before you get home; and
- Install/Turn on exterior lighting near the driveway.