As we have seen every year, property crimes increase in the CD during the warmer months. I was happy to see reported burglaries were down in May 2009, but that does not mean they aren’t still occurring. As a matter of fact, recently some friends of mine in Capitol Hill at 24th and Aloha had their 42″ plasma TV used as a tray on which to pile valuables and then make off down the street.
The Stranger has a good article this week on the alarming uptick in burglaries, saying that about 150 known folks are responsible for most break ins. Not even hiding valuables within your home seems to work any more.
I really like the recommendation to call 911 if neighbors hear breaking glass or splintering wood when these perps force their way in. I plan to keep my eyes and ears open.