Helping Communities Reduce Theft
Without Watch Programs
Communities have dealt with theft since the founding of our country. Communities across the country have created Neighborhood Watch programs in an attempt to deter crime. While this has detoured some offenders it has not yielded the results many desire for significant declines.
- In 2010, there were an estimated 6,185,867 larceny-thefts nationwide.
- The number of estimated larceny-thefts dropped 2.4 percent in 2010 when compared with the 2009 estimate. The 2010 figure was a 6.6 percent decline from the 2006 estimate.
- The rate of estimated larceny-thefts in 2010 was 2,003.5 per 100,000 inhabitants.
- From 2009 to 2010, the rate of estimated larceny-thefts declined 3.0 percent, and from 2001 to 2010, the rate decreased 19.4 percent.
- Larceny-thefts accounted for an estimated 68.1 percent of property crimes in 2010.
- The average value of property taken during larceny-thefts was $988 per offense. Applying this average value to the estimated number of larceny-thefts shows that the loss to victims nationally was over $6.1 billion.
- Over 26 percent (26.4) of larceny-thefts were thefts from motor vehicles.
Assisted Patrol can protect neighborhoods and complement neighborhood watch programs. Police can remove the petty thieves who steal from cars in neighborhoods. Assisted Patrol is effective and requires no stakeouts and extra surveillance by the neighbors. Thieves think twice before visiting the neighborhood.
We are proud of the neighborhoods that we have been able to help. ¬†If you’re interested in how we can help your community, please contact us with the form on the right or¬†call us now at 937-673-8654.¬†