h1

Riverside Area Neighborhood Watch

January 24, 2008

I’ve mention it before, but just to reiterate, Riverside now has a neighborhood watch program.

And, though it’s not the same area, an armed robbery at the Southside European Street with an AK-47 and shotgun definitely raises some eyebrows.

Contact Jennifer McCharen to get on the email the email list here – jmccharen@radocdc.org.

From a recent list email..

“I was researching crime statistics recently, and I wanted to share the link for those of you who haven’t done this.

http://maps2.coj.net/crimestatsdiscl.asp?sJAxGIS=Y

Click to accept the terms and conditions. This opens the mapping system. You can click on the map, zoom in, or enter a street address. Then click the “crime stats” button for a readout of crimes within a ½ mile radius of that location.

I was surprised to find that where I live, on Oak and King, is no safer than portions of North Riverside. Neither is the area immediately surrounding RADO’s office. The numbers for assault/battery are particularly alarming to me. Note that these numbers are just for the past six months. I think we should track these statistics over time, to see if our activities have a positive effect.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: