OPD Weekly Update
The map for the past week: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=8efd8558851d428e854ba4887a44ca5e
- Another active week for vehicle prowls, with 12 reported
- Had monthly meeting with Chief Roberts yesterday to talk about trends during October:
- Westside Residential Burglaries are down
- Auto Thefts are down
- Southeast Residential Burglaries still a concern, but no specific trend. Two arrests have been made, clearing two of the cases.
- Storage Unit/Shed Burglaries
- We also discussed year-to-date (YTD) numbers for Part 1 crimes. Because slight variation in numbers can cause large percentage changes from year to year, I’m comparing them to an average instead:
- Robbery is at an average number (33 YTD/47% clearance rate).
- Rape is at an average number (25 YTD/clearance rate unclear due to open cases/breakdown – 76% acquaintance, 20% child victim, 4% stranger).
- Aggravated Assault is below average (55 YTD/83% clearance rate. There have been extra officers working downtown to prevent assaults in that area. Only one agg assault reported downtown in Oct.)
- Residential Burglary is at an average number (218 YTD/33 arrests). This is a big improvement over 2012.
- Commercial Burglary is at an average number (95 YTD/7 arrests).
- Auto Theft is above average (140 YTD/19 arrests).
- Vehicle Prowls are below average (279 YTD/12 arrests). Our volunteers will be increasing prevention education during the holiday season.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Senior Program Specialist
Police Community Programs
Olympia Police Department