University Park and Christine Thompson Park areas Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 6/6/13

Area: 
University Park and Christine Thompson Park areas
Recording: 

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The neighborhoods surrounding University Park and Christine Thompson Park had a Neighborhood Watch meeting on 06/06/13. This was the first time both neighborhood groups were combined for the purposes of meeting twice per year. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Marty DePerte. Officers Bertaud, Moe and Woodruff also attended.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently scheduled to occur on November 14th, 2013, sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated in November.

Police Activity Summary:

University Park:

310 police calls for service were generated by the area during 2012. Historically, the annual average is 389.

27 of the calls during the examined time period were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The annual average is 30. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2008, 1,945 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhood; 149 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is roughly 7.6%.

Christine Thompson Park:

1,001 police calls for service were generated by the area during 2012. Historically, the annual average is 660.

89 of the calls during the examined time period were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The annual average is 66. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2008, 3,756 calls for service have been responded to in the neighborhood; 358 of them IUCR crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is roughly 9.4%.

Training:

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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