In preparation for your monthly meeting, I am attaching Part 1 crime maps for your review:
- · Part 1 Crimes, year to date 2013
- · Part 1 Crimes, March 2013
Overall, the neighborhood is showing a decrease of (-2 / -15%) Part 1 Crimes compared to the same time last year.
Comparing 1/1 – 4/1, 2012 to 1/1 – 4/1, 2013:
There has been no changes in:
Homicide: (0 incidents in both years)
Rape: (0 incidents in both years)
Arson: (0 incidents both years)
There have been decreases in:
Robbery: (-1) – (0 incidents in 2013)
Auto theft: (-2) – (1 incident in 2013)
Burglary: (-2) – (2 incidents in 2013)
There have been increases in:
Aggravated Assault: (+2) – (2 incidents in 2013)
Larceny: (+1) – (6 incidents in 2013) this includes: theft, theft from motor vehicle, theft of motor vehicle parts, theft by swindle, theft of bicycle
Remember: if you witness suspicious activity in front of a business or a dwelling call 911 as it is happening and give a detailed description of what you are witnessing.
Upcoming events: 2nd Precinct annual Open house (see attached flyer); Monday, May 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
One of the main goals for 2013 is to continue to improve communication with block leaders and to identify a block leader on every block in the Precinct. A block leader is a point of contact for the 2nd Precinct. It is someone the 2nd Precinct can contact to help distribute crime alerts and other important information as well as help gather information on suspicious activity that is happening in the neighborhood. If you are interested in becoming a block leader, the 2nd Precinct will be having a block leader training on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the New Boston Square Apartments, 2015 Central Avenue NE, in the community room). As you can see from the attached map, there are only a few blocks that do not have a point of contact. If you live on one of those blocks please consider being a block leader. If your block already has a block leader consider being and additional leader to help distribute information.
As you are enjoying your neighborhood, remind your neighbors to:
- Observe and report suspicious activity to 911 as it is happening
- Report suspicious activity and people around your block to 911
i. People looking into cars and trying door handles, people walking/driving down the alley looking into people’s garages/yards, people walking on to your property and looking into windows, people asking about your neighbors are all examples of suspicious activity.
- Mark and Document all serial numbers of your valuables or make your own “special” mark on your valuables that you can use to identify it as yours
- Keep this information in a separate location
- Take pictures of valuables
- If the items are stolen – provide the serial numbers and/or pictures to the police when you file your report
- Be aware of their surroundings – try not to be distracted
- Secure their bike with a quality lock and secure it to a secure rack
- Secure their motor vehicle
- Do not leave your keys in your vehicle
- Lock your doors and close windows
- Talk to their neighbors and share neighborhood/block observations
- Sign up for the neighborhood email list and the MPD email alert system
- http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/statistics/WCMS1Q-068297 (crime maps for the 2nd Precinct – updated weekly)
- Secure screen and main house doors
- Secure strike plates with at least 3” screws
- Consider using a longer strike plate