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2007 - July 20 2010 Crime Trends

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2007
2008
2009
7/20/2010
Assaults
98
85
89
63
Burglary
69
91
92
80
Robbery
7
8
4
6
Fraud
75
67
54
46
Larceny
159
148
154
123
Stolen Vehicles
17
14
23
9
Damage Property
69
76
68
72
Domestic/Verbal
66
67
81
36

Jan
Feb
Marc
April
May
June
July
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total
Assaults 2008
6
10
9
7
7
9
11
5
3
5
6
7
85
Assaults 2010
8
5
12
10
13
8
7
63
Burglary 2008
3
3
5
9
15
6
3
4
12
7
9
15
91
Burglary 2010
7
7
7
5
22
24
8
80
Robbery 2008
0
0
2
3
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
8
Robbery 2010
2
1
0
1
1
1
0
6
Fraud 2008
3
4
6
7
6
3
5
2
5
7
3
16
67
Fraud 2010
5
3
10
7
6
8
7
46
Larceny 2008
9
9
6
12
14
20
19
7
12
17
15
8
148
Larceny 2010
13
10
19
22
21
20
18
123
Stolen Veh 2008
1
1
0
2
1
1
1
0
3
1
1
2
14
Stolen Veh 2010
4
0
1
1
2
1
0
9
Dam. Prop 2008
5
4
7
5
10
6
9
8
3
6
8
5
76
Dam. Prop. 2010
6
10
7
6
16
25
2
72
Dom/Verbal 2008
4
4
9
5
4
7
11
8
3
5
4
3
67
Dom/Verbal 2010
5
6
2
8
6
4
5
36


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Belmont Police Strategy with Community
Problem Solving in Belmont needs to have the Police and Community form a better Partnership. All members of the Community have a vested interest on improving the quality of life and making Belmont a safer place to live.

The problems of terrorist threats, school shootings, and identity theft add new challenges to local policing.  In addition, the other community problems of speeding cars in neighborhoods, domestic violence, vandalism and school bullying are still major issues that need to be addressed. The police need to change their outlook on how to handle these problems.  Making community members active participants in the process of problem solving is imperative.  This will allow us to be proactive to citizens concerns and being able to reach the end user.  

The community will now be kept abreast of emerging hotspots in their neighborhoods through updates on the website and through designated officers in the various Precincts. In some cases, a crime alert will be sent on many different forms of communication. The Belmont Police Website, Town Website, Belmont Herald, Belmont Police Twitter site, or even a form of reverse 911. This allows us to give information out to all residents or to a specific section in town. By utilizing these various modes of 2 way communication, we are trying to stress to community members, that information from them, is just as vital as information from us.    

Preventing Residential Burglary
  • Analyze your own home, at night and during the day and see how safe it is.
  • When you go away always leave a light on. Mix it up and don’t fall into routine.
  • Try to know your own neighborhood and neighbors. Report suspicious activity.
  • Most house breaks occur during day time 10am–3pm when homeowners are at work.
  • Take pictures of valuables in case they get stolen. Easier for identification purposes.
  • Alarms, animals, strong doors, and windows are deterrence. This is called “Target Hardening”. A criminal is always going to go for the soft easy target.
 

Preventing Larcenies From Motor Vehicles
  • Try to lock vehicle and close windows. Unsecure vehicles are quick easy targets.
  • Try to bring valuables with you when you leave the car or hide them in car. Many criminals strike when there is an easy opportunity. Don’t give it to them.
  • GPS systems, computers, cash and IPod’s should all be hidden.
  • Even if nothing was taken it is important to report any attempted break or suspicious activity. This information is used for preventing future crimes.