The police department gave a presentation at the Providence Village home owners association meeting on 04/02/12. Here is a brief summary.
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In Providence Village, 271 police calls for service were responded to in 2011. The 6-year average is 350. 19 (roughly 7%) of the calls received from the neighborhood in 2011 were for IUCR crimes. This is below the 6-year average (or the "norm" for the neighborhood) of 24. The rest of the calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related. There were no crimes against persons (violent crime) reported in the neighborhood during 2010 and 2011.
In a review of IUCR crimes reported during the past 24 months, property crime such as vehicle burglary, criminal damage to property, and fraud/theft remain the predominant cases in the neighborhood. There were 2 residential burglaries reported; one in 2010 and one in 2011.
Since 2006, 2,102 calls for service have been responded to in Providence Village; 142 of them crimes.
Crimes and calls for service that speak to quality of life issues in residential neighborhoods have remained relatively stable in Providence Village for the past 6 years, as has the total number of actual crimes being reported each year.
Our home security survey and vacation house watch programs were discussed. Please contact the crime prevention unit at 847-599-7080 for details.
The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for Providence Village is currently slated for 10/18/12 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Gurnee police station. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.