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Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention is EVERYONE'S responsibility.

As part of the community, the police department plays an important role in keeping the community safe. However, the police can't be everywhere, all the time. The success of our crime prevention/community services programs depends on you, for only with your active participation can these programs be effective.

Let's all work together to help make this community a safe, enjoyable place to live, work, and play.

Did you know...

  • 53.3% of all traffic stops in 2005, were for speeding. 86.2% of those stopped felt they had been stopped for legitimate reasons.
  • Since 1994, violent crime rates have declined, reaching the lowest level ever recorded in 2005.
  • The estimated number of arrests for drug abuse violations for adults has been increasing, while the number for juveniles stabilized.
  • In 2006, Seattle/Tacoma/Bellevue was ranked #6 in the top 10 metro areas with highest auto theft rates.
  • Carjacking accounts for 3.0% of all motor vehicle thefts nationwide, and occurs most frequently in urban areas.
  • 1 in 320 households were affected by intimate partner violence last year.
  • In 2005, 6 urban residents, 4 suburban residents, and 4 rural residents per 1,000 were victims of an aggravated assault.
  • 1 vehicle is stolen every 26 seconds in the United States
  • Lakewood, CO documented a 77% drop in burglaries after implementing Neighborhood Watch.
  • Easton, PA saw crime decrease by 29% after it started a watch program.
Statistics obtained from the National Crime Prevention Council, and National Insurance Crime Bureau.

For more information on crime prevention, click on the topics to the left of this page.
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