South Park Area Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 5/16/13

South Park Area

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The neighborhoods surrounding South Park had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 05/16/13. The meeting was facilitated by Tom Agos. Officers Bendler and Woodruff also attended.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently scheduled to occur on October 24th, 2013, sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated in October.

Police Activity Summary:

874 police calls for service were generated by the area during 2012. Historically, the annual average is 895.

43 of the calls during the examined time period were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The annual average is 76. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2008, 4478 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhood; 381 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is roughly 8.4%.


Officer Tom Woodruff gave a presentation on transient or traveling criminals, also known as ruse burglars. He explained who they are, what they do, and presented prevention points so residents can avoid being victimized by them.

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