Hickory Haven; Patrol Beat 119 Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 8/9/12

Hickory Haven; Patrol Beat 119

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The Hickory Haven neighborhood had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 08/09/12. Thanks to all who attended! The meeting was facilitated by Crime Prevention Technician Tom Agos and Officer Jason Kalinowski. Officers Ken Heerdegen, Mark O’Brien and Phil Mazur also attended. The audio recording is attached and below is a brief summary:

Officer Kalinowski gave a presentation on the value of home security surveys. He conducted a survey at a home in the neighborhood. At the homeowner’s recommendation and with their consent, Jason presented his findings to the group as an educational exercise.

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Police Activity Summary:

117 police calls for service have been generated during the first half of 2012 in patrol beat 119. Historically, the average is 194 per year.

2 (roughly 1.7%) of the calls received from the neighborhood so far in 2012 were for IUCR crimes. 7 were reported in 2011. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2006, 1,357 calls for service have been responded to in patrol beat 119; 56 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to crime ratio in the neighborhood is 3.96%. Roughly 35% of the calls for service in the patrol beat since 2006 have been officer-initiated traffic enforcement efforts (467).

Crimes and calls for service that speak to quality of life issues in residential neighborhoods have remained relatively stable for the past 6 years. The highest number of crimes (11) were reported in 2007 and 2010. The lowest (6) in 2009. The six-year average is 8 IUCR crimes reported annually.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently slated for a date in February of 2013. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.