Elysian Fields, Greystone, Ravinia Woods and Bittersweet Woods Neighborhood Watch Meeting - 10/31/13

Area: 
Elysian Fields, Greystone, Ravinia Woods and Bittersweet Woods
Recording: 

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Patrol beats 57, 58, 71 and 72 had their most recent Neighborhood Watch meeting on 10/31/13. These patrol beats contain the Elysian Fields, Greystone, Bittersweet Woods and Ravinia Woods areas. The meeting was facilitated by Officer Bill Stashkiw and a link to the 42 minute audio recording is above.

The next regularly scheduled neighborhood watch meeting for the area is currently slated for May 1st, 2014; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

Police Activity Summary:

Greystone:

193 police calls for service were generated during the first half of 2013 in the Greystone (patrol beat 57) area. Historically, the average is 309 per year.

10 of the calls received during the first half of 2013 were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2009, 1546 calls for service have been responded to in the beat; 79 of them Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is 5.0%.

Elysian Fields:

358 police calls for service were generated during the first half of 2013 in the Elysian Fields (patrol beat 58) area. Historically, the average is 592 per year.

20 of the calls received during the first half of 2013 were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2009, 2960 calls for service have been responded to in the beat; 215 of them Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is 7.1%.

Ravinia Woods:

160 police calls for service were generated during the first half of 2013 in the Ravinia Woods (patrol beat 71) area. Historically, the average is 231 per year.

6 of the calls received during the first half of 2013 were for Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The rest of the police calls are considered quasi-criminal, traffic, and service-related.

Since January 2009, 1157 calls for service have been responded to in the beat; 79 of them Illinois Uniform Crime Report (IUCR) crimes. The calls for service to IUCR crime ratio in the area is 6.6%.

Training: 

Officer presented a training session to residents pertaining to door-to-door sales people (solicitors). We discussed what defines a solicitor, registration requirements for them, constitutional considerations, and how residents can best partner with us in terms of enforcement.

Odds and Ends:

Again, the next meeting for the neighborhoods is scheduled for May 1st, 2014; sooner should the need arise. An official notice will be circulated when the date is closer.

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