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CIU Crime Trend Report:Car/Home Burglaries Continue Upward Trend

July 11, 2013 — The Salt Lake City Police Department’s Community Intelligence Unit (CIU) offers the following crime trend report based on cases evaluated for the two week period of June 16-29, 2013, compared to June 9-20, 2013:

District 1:  Fair Park, Rose Park.

  • Increase in burglaries of homes under construction: workers’ equipment/tools at night
  • 11 car prowls and vehicle vandalisms as a result of same car prowls.

 

District 2: Glendale, Poplar Grove.

  • Increase in stolen vehicles from one to nine cases between 900 W. and Redwood Rd. and I-80 to 1700 S.
  • 11 car burglaries
  • 18 recovered stolen vehicles

 

District 3: Capitol Hill area

  • Home/car burglaries up

 

District 4:  Downtown, East Central

  • Increase in home burglaries (daytime, 500-900 E. and 100-400 S.; apartments at 766 E. 300 S.), car burglaries (nighttime), and alcohol violations and assaults (shelter area).

 

District 5: Central City

  • Increase in car burglaries/vehicle vandalism.

 

District 6: University of Utah, Yalecrest, Foothill/Sunnyside, Sunnyside East, Wasatch Hollow, Bonneville Hills

  • Car burglaries up dramatically at Hogle Zoo, Foothill Village, and between 1300-1700 S. and 1700-2100 E.

 

District 7: Sugar House

  • Stolen vehicles and home burglaries increased; note: windows closed but unsecured in some cases

 

Activity details: burglars are checking windows and doors, not giving up until they find one that is open or unlocked. Review the following safety tips to decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime.

  • Be aware: Regardless of the time of day, watch for strangers walking slowly around your neighborhood, looking into cars, trying car doors, even knocking on doors when you know the neighbors are at work or out of town.
  • Lock it up: Do not leave any property that is, or looks, valuable in cars or yards. Lock windows and doors, and close garage doors — even while home.
  • Take notes: Write down details about a subject’s appearance, car or other identifying characteristics and share it with police.
  • Call police: If it’s an emergency or a crime in progress, call 911. In a non-emergency, call (801) 799-3000. For chronic public safety issues in your neighborhood, contact your CIU Officer.
  • Text it: Tipsters may remain anonymous. Send a text to 274637. Start the message with the keyword TIPSLCPD, which routes the information to the correct law enforcement agency. Attach photos if you have them.

 

The Community Intelligence Unit works with the public to solve chronic public safety issues at the grassroots level. CIU Officers attend monthly community council meetings within the City’s seven City Council Districts in order to share and receive information. To contact your CIU Officer, please visit slcpd.com/community.

 

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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