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1158
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-21-2015
05:49 PM ET (US)
2015 -- Crime Incidents -- Down 31% in May, Down 30% for first half of 2015
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Crime Stats in posts below
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Crime incidents were down 31% in June (as compared to June 2014). In total numbers, the largest DECLINES (year to date) were Miscellaneous (37), Vandalism (21), Burglary (14), Theft (13), and Drug Abuse (13). There has been a spike in burglaries east of us (in beat 2422), but we have not seen that. Burglaries in 2422 included throwing bricks to glass of doors. However, we are getting reports of theft from front porches and garages in the southern half of our beat, especially just south of Touhy (near Paschen Park). Please keep watching your block, nosey neighbors (burglars say) are their No. 1 deterrent (not dogs, not alarms, but people who call 911 and can identify them).

2014 Trends in Crime Incidents -- Remain Proactive!!!

While news headlines are about shootings, the Top 5 crime categories (year to date) in 2015 in Beat 2424 may not be what you thought. In order they are Theft, Domestic Battery, Vandalism (including graffiti), Miscellaneous (big catchall category of nonviolent crimes), and Simple Battery.

Theft differs from Robbery in that the owner in theft is usually not present or is unaware until after the fact. Robbery involves a direct confrontation between people.

Overall crime is on the decline. In 2008, there were 1,106 crime incidents; in 2014, thee were 774 .. in 2015, year to date, 278! Declining crime rates improves the quality of life in our area. To continue to improve quality of life, keep calling 911, get involved in neighborhood activities, and attend CAPS meeting.

TESTING
While crime stats are down, we are seeing what I refer to as "testing." As a prior commander put it, the "downside" to improving an area is that when crimes starts to drop the area becomes "tempting" to nearby criminal elements. I fear we're seeing some of that. The BEST WAY to counteract this is to aggressively call 911 .. it sends the message that your block is being watched and you won't hesitate to call 911. SO, if you "think" you heard gun shots, call 911 .. if you "suspect" criminal activity, call 911 (you don't need proof, our responsibility is to serve as source of info). Remember, it is always better to "call before problem escalates" than to wait until it does.

BE PROACTIVE, call 911--aggressively if necessary, keep police informed, and call city services about problem landlords and buildings. Being proactive on your block remains the NUMBER ONE way to continue to push down crime.

PARTNERSHIP with POLICE -- What helps drive down crime incidents is our partnership with the police. Police need to know that neighbors remain concerned and willing to be involved in improving the quality of life in our area .. so PLEASE attend CAPS meeting. You don't have to go every month, but try and add the monthly meeting to your schedule (see note below re: change in meeting schedule).

To continue to see declines in crime incidents, watch your block! While half of all blocks in our area saw a decline in crime incidents, 40% reported some increase (with 10% reporting no change). This is up from 2013, when only 30% reported some increase. Fortunately, on blocks were crime declined in did so in larger real number than where it increased.

It takes persistence attention to your block to bring down crime incidents. The police can't reduce crime without our help .. improving neighborhoods is more than calling 911, you also need to call 311 and the alderman's office about problem buildings, graffiti, street light bulbs that need changing, trees that need trimming, etc.

Be a positive presence on your block (set up a block e-mail and phone/text tree ... stay connected with your neighbors, it's the No. 1 best crime deterrent). You and your neighbors working together are the "secret crime-fighting weapon."

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Next CAPS/Police meeting is TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 for location please contact me via e-mail or go to Facebook Network2424 page. Meeting are on the THIRD TUESDAY of the month.
<b> There is NO MEETING in August.
Join Chicago and Evanston residents for a walk on Howard, Aug. 4, at 6:30pm, for National Night Out, a nationwide community policing events.
1157
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-21-2015
05:39 PM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, 2015 to 2014 (YTD--year to date; thru June) in Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
1156
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-21-2015
05:38 PM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, M2M .. June 2015 compared to June 2014. Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
1155
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
07-21-2015
05:37 PM ET (US)

2015 Crime Incidents and Arrests in Beat 2424 (thru June). Source: CPD Clearmap (Click to see image.)
1154
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
06-16-2015
03:20 PM ET (US)
2015 -- Crime Incidents -- Down 55% in May, Down 31% for 2015
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Crime Stats in posts below
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Crime incidents were down 55% in May (as compared to March 2014). In total numbers, the largest declines were Vandalism (10), Miscellaneous (9), Theft (9), and Drug Abuse (5). There has been a spike in burglaries east of us (in beat 2422), but we have not seen that. Burglaries in 2422 included throwing bricks to glass of doors. Please keep watching your block, nosey neighbors (burglars say) are their No. 1 deterrent (not dogs, not alarms, but people who call 911 and can identify them).

2014 Trends in Crime Incidents -- Remain Proactive!!!

While news headlines are about shootings, the Top 5 crime categories (year to date) in 2015 in Beat 2424 may not be what you thought. In order they are Domestic Battery, Vandalism (including graffiti), Theft, Simple Battery, and Miscellaneous (big catchall category of nonviolent crimes),

Theft differs from Robbery in that the owner in theft is usually not present or is unaware until after the fact. Robbery involves a direct confrontation between people.

Overall crime is on the decline. In 2008, there were 1,106 crime incidents; in 2014, thee were 774. Our area is improving. To continue to improve quality of life, keep calling 911, get involved in neighborhood activities, and attend CAPS meeting.

TESTING
While crime stats are down, we are seeing what I refer to as "testing." As a prior commander put it, the "downside" to improving an area is that when crimes starts to drop the area becomes "tempting" to nearby criminal elements. I fear we're seeing some of that. The BEST WAY to counteract this is to aggressively call 911 .. it sends the message that your block is being watched and you won't hesitate to call 911. SO, if you "think" you heard gun shots, call 911 .. if you "suspect" criminal activity, call 911 (you don't need proof, our responsibility is to serve as source of info). Remember, it is always better to "call before problem escalates" than to wait until it does.

BE PROACTIVE, call 911--aggressively if necessary, keep police informed, and call city services about problem landlords and buildings. Being proactive on your block remains the NUMBER ONE way to continue to push down crime.

PARTNERSHIP with POLICE -- What helps drive down crime incidents is our partnership with the police. Police need to know that neighbors remain concerned and willing to be involved in improving the quality of life in our area .. so PLEASE attend CAPS meeting. You don't have to go every month, but try and add the monthly meeting to your schedule (see note below re: change in meeting schedule).

To continue to see declines in crime incidents, watch your block! While half of all blocks in our area saw a decline in crime incidents, 40% reported some increase (with 10% reporting no change). This is up from 2013, when only 30% reported some increase. Fortunately, on blocks were crime declined in did so in larger real number than where it increased.

It takes persistence attention to your block to bring down crime incidents. The police can't reduce crime without our help .. improving neighborhoods is more than calling 911, you also need to call 311 and the alderman's office about problem buildings, graffiti, street light bulbs that need changing, trees that need trimming, etc.

Be a positive presence on your block (set up a block e-mail and phone/text tree ... stay connected with your neighbors, it's the No. 1 best crime deterrent). You and your neighbors working together are the "secret crime-fighting weapon."

**********************************************************
<b>Next CAPS/Police meeting is TUESDAY, June 16, 2014 for location please contact me via e-mail or go to Facebook Network2424 page. Meeting are on the THIRD TUESDAY of the month.
<b> There is NO MEETING in August.
1153
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
06-16-2015
02:44 PM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, 2015 to 2014 (YTD--year to date; thru May) in Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
1152
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
06-16-2015
02:44 PM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, M2M .. May 2015 compared to May 2014. Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
1151
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
06-16-2015
02:43 PM ET (US)

2015 Crime Incidents and Arrests in Beat 2424 (thru May). Source: CPD Clearmap (Click to see image.)
1150
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
04-21-2015
12:32 AM ET (US)
2015 -- Crime Incidents -- Down 3% in February, Down 15% for 2015
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Crime Stats in posts below
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Crime incidents were down 3% in March (as compared to March 2014). In total numbers, the largest declines were Miscellaneous (4), Theft (3), Simple Battery (3), and Burglary (3). There has been a spike in burglaries east of us (in beat 2422), but we have not seen that. Burglaries in 2422 included throwing bricks to glass of doors. Please keep watching your block, nosey neighbors (burglars say) are their No. 1 deterrent (not dogs, not alarms, but people who call 911 and can identify them).

2014 Trends in Crime Incidents -- Remain Proactive!!!

While news headlines are about shootings, the Top 5 crime categories (year to date) in 2015 in Beat 2424 may not be what you thought. In order they are Vandalism (including graffiti), Domestic Battery, Theft, Simple Battery, and Miscellaneous (big catchall category of nonviolent crimes),

Theft (not the same as Robbery) has been the No. 1 crime in our area since 2008. Theft differs from Robbery in that the owner in theft is usually not present or is unaware until after the fact. Robbery involves a direct confrontation.

Overall crime is on the decline. In 2008, there were 1,106 crime incidents; in 2014, thee were 774. Our area is improving. To continue to improve quality of life, keep calling 911, get involved in neighborhood activities, and attend CAPS meeting.

BE PROACTIVE, call 911--aggressively if necessary, keep police informed, and call city services about problem landlords and buildings. Being proactive on your block remains the NUMBER ONE way to continue to push down crime.

PARTNERSHIP with POLICE -- What helps drive down crime incidents is our partnership with the police. Police need to know that neighbors remain concerned and willing to be involved in improving the quality of life in our area .. so PLEASE attend CAPS meeting. You don't have to go every month, but try and add the monthly meeting to your schedule (see note below re: change in meeting schedule).

To continue to see declines in crime incidents, watch your block! While half of all blocks in our area saw a decline in crime incidents, 40% reported some increase (with 10% reporting no change). This is up from 2013, when only 30% reported some increase. Fortunately, on blocks were crime declined in did so in larger real number than where it increased.

It takes persistence attention to your block to bring down crime incidents. The police can't reduce crime without our help .. improving neighborhoods is more than calling 911, you also need to call 311 and the alderman's office about problem buildings, graffiti, street light bulbs that need changing, trees that need trimming, etc.

Be a positive presence on your block (set up a block e-mail and phone/text tree ... stay connected with your neighbors, it's the No. 1 best crime deterrent). You and your neighbors working together are the "secret crime-fighting weapon."

**********************************************************
<b>Next CAPS/Police meeting is TUESDAY, May 17, 2014 at Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers. Meeting are on the THIRD TUESDAY of the month.
<b> There is NO MEETING in APRIL.
1149
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
04-21-2015
12:23 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, 2015 to 2014 (YTD--year to date; thru March) in Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
1148
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
04-21-2015
12:22 AM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, M2M .. March 2015 compared to March 2014. Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
1147
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
04-21-2015
12:22 AM ET (US)

2015 Crime Incidents and Arrests in Beat 2424 (thru March). Source: CPD Clearmap (Click to see image.)
1146
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
03-17-2015
03:28 PM ET (US)
2015 -- Crime Incidents -- Down 28% in February, Down 21% for 2015
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Crime Stats in posts below
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Crime incidents were down 28% in February (as compared to Feb. 2014). In total numbers, the largest declines were Miscellaneous (13), Theft (4), Vandalism (4), Drug Abuse (3), and Burglaries (3). There was a spike in burglaries east of us (in beat 2422 in early March), but we have not seen that. Please keep watching your block, noisy neighbors (burglars say) are their No. 1 deterrent (not dogs, not alarms, but people who call 911 and can identify them).

2014 Trends in Crime Incidents -- Remain Proactive!!!

While news headlines are about shootings, the Top 5 crime categories in 2014 in Beat 2424 may not be what you thought. In order they are Theft, Vandalism, Miscellaneous (big catchall category of nonviolent crimes), Domestic Battery, and Simple Battery .. see chart below. Drug Abuse violations fell to number 6 for the first time since 2008.

Theft (not the same as Robbery) has been the No. 1 crime in our area since 2008. Theft differs from Robbery in that the owner is usually not present or unaware until after the fact. Robbery involves a direct confrontation. While an increase of only 8 robberies is not cause of alarm, increases in any crime should be of concern. Overall the trend is toward reduction. In 2014, we had a total of 32 Robberies, in 2009 we had 61.

Overall crime is on the decline. In 2008, there were 1,106 crime incidents; in 2014, thee were 774. Our area is improving. To continue to improve quality of life, keep calling 911, get involved in neighborhood activities, and attend CAPS meeting.

BE PROACTIVE, call 911--aggressively if necessary, keep police informed, and call city services about problem landlords and buildings. Being proactive on your block remains the NUMBER ONE way to continue to push down crime.

PARTNERSHIP with POLICE -- What helps drive down crime incidents is our partnership with the police. Police need to know that neighbors remain concerned and willing to be involved in improving the quality of life in our area .. so PLEASE attend CAPS meeting. You don't have to go every month, but try and add the monthly meeting to your schedule (see note below re: change in meeting schedule).

To continue to see declines in crime incidents, watch your block! While half of all blocks in our area saw a decline in crime incidents, 40% reported some increase (with 10% reporting no change). This is up from 2013, when only 30% reported some increase. Fortunately, on blocks were crime declined in did so in larger real number than where it increased.

It takes persistence attention to your block to bring down crime incidents. The police can't reduce crime without our help .. improving neighborhoods is more than calling 911, you also need to call 311 and the alderman's office about problem buildings, graffiti, street light bulbs that need changing, trees that need trimming, etc.

Be a positive presence on your block (set up a block e-mail and phone/text tree ... stay connected with your neighbors, it's the No. 1 best crime deterrent). You and your neighbors working together are the "secret crime-fighting weapon."

**********************************************************
<b>Next CAPS/Police meeting is TUESDAY, March 17, 2014 at Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers. Meeting are on the THIRD TUESDAY of the month.
1145
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
03-17-2015
03:19 PM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, 2015 to 2014 (YTD--year to date; thru February) in Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
1144
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
03-17-2015
03:19 PM ET (US)

Crime Incidents & Arrests, M2M .. Feb. 2015 compared to Feb. 2014. Beat 2424. Source: CPD Clearmap. (Click to see image.)
1143
Bernard GarboPerson was signed in when posted
03-17-2015
03:18 PM ET (US)

2015 Crime Incidents and Arrests in Beat 2424 (thru February). Source: CPD Clearmap (Click to see image.)
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