Crime Wave Facts

Before everyone freaks out its good to know the actual numbers…..

 

 

 

Louisville Metro Police

Beechmont Newsletter

November/December 2008

Crime Statistics

November 2008

Offense Type

Number of Reported Offenses

Felony Assault

2

Burglary (All types)

21

Criminal Mischief / Vandalism

2

Robbery (All types)

3

Auto Theft

4

Theft From Auto

5

I want to express my thanks to the officers and detectives of the 4th Division, along with the numerous citizens and community groups who partnered with us to address the “3rd Street M.O.B.”. Due to these efforts, a number of these young adults and juveniles have been identified and charged with various felonies and misdemeanors, which has reduced the overall number of street robberies and assaults in the Southside Drive area just outside of Beechmont. This is a perfect example of the community partnering with the LMPD to have a substantial impact on criminal activity.

Overall criminal activity is down substantially in the area, with the exception of residential burglary, which includes homes, apartments and detached garages. Some of these reports are questionable, and involve only a loss of controlled substance prescriptions, or TV’s or other items that have been rented from a “rent to own” establishments. Unfortunately, we do receive a fair portion of false or unfounded reports, which detracts from our ability to provide follow up on those who have been truly victimized. The previous spike in thefts from autos has disappeared over the last few weeks, but please continue to remove your valuables from your vehicles, park in a well lit area, and lock and secure your car. As a basis for comparison, I have reviewed the crime statistics for both Beechmont and Old Louisville for the last 8 ½ months, from April 1st to December 17th. Old Louisville is smaller in geographic area, but similar in population, and both neighborhoods are served by the 4th Division.

Total offenses per category / April 1 to December 17, 2008

Offense Type

Number of Reported Offenses

Beechmont Old Louisville

Felony Assault

13 vs. 31

Burglary (All types)

110 vs. 225

Criminal Mischief / Vandalism

81 vs. 220

Robbery (All types)

19 vs. 89

Auto Theft

41 vs. 96

Theft From Auto

64 vs. 254

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