Keep car items out of sight, police advise

This Tuesday, Sept. 5, James Kelley spoke with Lt. Schiavulli of our Community Police Station–District 8 on behalf of Summit Neighborhood Association to learn if there are any trends or recent concerns that may need extra precautions for which we should be alert. Jim will continue to be SNA’s contact for news from District 8, which you will see posted here and in Summit News from time to time.

There are three parts of Police District 8, which ranges from the Pawtucket line to Olney St, and from Blackstone Blvd. to Interstate Route 95 http://www.providencepolice.com/stats/mapbook/8.pdf

Despite a shooting on Pleasant St., District 8 remains a low crime area of the city. Year-to-date, through September 5, violent crime is down 50%, property crime is down 49%, and all other crime is down 18%. Noteworthy is that the rash “break and grab” from motor vehicles is down significantly. The Lieutenant. hopes that people are heeding the advice to keep items left in cars out of plain view. This is particularly important as we approach the holiday season.

Please follow the link for detailed neighborhood crime data for the last month and year to date.

For all of District 8, for the 28 day period August 7 through September 3, the following occurred which is about average:

  • Robberies: 2
  • Aggressive Felony Assault (The shooting)
  • Breaking and Entering: 4
  • Motor Vehicle Thefts: 4
  • Larceny from Vehicle: 4
  • Other Larcenies: 14
  • Simple Assaults: 6
  • Drug Reports: 7
  • This includes motor vehicle stops and not, necessarily, residents.
  • Vandalism: 9

There are at least 2 motor vehicle accidents reported every day and sometimes 3-4.

For just sub-district 8-3, which is roughly the Summit area for the same 28 day period ending the numbers, are:

  • Violent Robberies (a purse snatching on Chace Ave.): 1
  • Breaking and Entering: 1
  • Motor Vehicle Thefts: 1
  • Larceny from Vehicle: 2
  • Other Larcenies: 8
  • Simple Assaults:3
  • Drug Arrest:3
  • Vandalism:3

Within the 8-3 subdistrict, violent crime is down 17%, property crime is down 7%, and all other crime is down 2% for the year-to-date through September 5.

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