This is where I would like you to read about the past year of NorthPark’s thefts, robberies and burglaries, and gasp at a rising or lowering trend that took place between May 2011 to April 2012.
But to be honest, it seems to be quite typical.
As the new Crime and Police beat reporter here at People Newspapers, I wanted to start off by breaking down the facts coming out of our police stations on a daily basis.
Following an anecdote that some vehicular crimes may not have been reported — bringing the overall trend of car related incidents down — and some editorial direction, I started my search with car burglaries and thefts that took place in the mall parking lot.
Here is a quick chart of all the incidents I found over the past year:
The facts don’t clearly represent a solid trend of growth or decline, and one might consider the high-burglary, shopping months(November through February) to have more incidents, but each is relatively similar when compared individually to other months. Although, additional holiday security no doubt played a big role in deterring more crimes from happening during the shopping seasons. Thank you, officers.
Out of the year, October had the highest amount of vehicle burglaries, while September saw the most cars stolen from the parking lot.
Almost a majority of crimes at NorthPark are shoplifting related and, more often than not, cars are burglarized and people are victims of theft. It is always good to remember to keep valuables hidden, make sure your car is locked and keep your head on a swivel when trying to navigate the concrete boutique that is NorthPark.