Thanks to the collaborative effort between all of you and the St. Louis County Police Department we have seen an overall decrease in our crime rates here in Affton over the last quarter. We saw a 15.8% decrease in crime in the 4th quarter of 2014 compared to the 3rd quarter of 2014. Due to the cold weather we have been experiencing lately we continue to see an increase in stolen vehicles. 85% of all the vehicles stolen so far in 2015 have been left unattended while residents are warming them up. Please secure your vehicle and possessions inside your vehicle when you are not around. Don’t become a victim of a crime of opportunity.
We want to encourage residents to participate in the Neighborhood Watch Program. This program allows residents to get to know their neighbors and at the same time keep their neighborhoods safe. Residents and the police department work together to disseminate information and crime trends to deter crime. Please contact the Neighborhood Policing Unit at (314) 638-5550 for more information.
With warmer weather approaching so does the amount of children playing outside. Please be aware while you’re driving and be cognizant of children playing in the area.
I want to encourage all residents, if you see any suspicious activity in your neighborhood or anywhere in the precinct, please call 911 to report it immediately.