According to a piece written on CityRating.com, crime rate is on the rise for Louisville Metro residents. Compared to the 2009 data, violent crimes and property crimes have increased compared to Kentucky, its neighbour city.
The report states that the city’s violent crime rate for Louisville Metro in 2009 reached an average of 39.03%. The same goes for the city’s property crime incidents, as it has increased and was higher than the national property crime rate average at 41.64%.
Creating crime awareness in Louisville
For the pursuit of lowering crime rates and spreading awareness, the Louisville Metro Police Department has launched a new online crime mapping tool. Residents can have regular crime trend updates by entering their address. Through this, the residents will get a chance to be on the loop, and they can add extra caution to their daily routine whenever there is a crime trend in their location.
Property crime can happen anywhere
Whether there is a crime trend or not, opportunistic thieves will strike in the most unlikely places. Property crime can happen anywhere, and this is proven to be true when a Kuttawa resident had her 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck stolen right in front of her home. This just shows how important it is to be vigilant about your personal safety, or be it with your material possessions.
If you can, you should always employ a layer of protection for your cars. Lock them safely. Hide your keys in a safe place. Take your valuables out of your cars whenever you leave them parked in parking lot.
Help spread awareness in your city
With this knowledge in hand, you can help keep your city safe by placing the copyright and trademark protected signs and designs on your property or in your area. You can also make custom sign donations to your local police department and they will disperse them to businesses and in parks and recreation areas. Hide Lock Take started as a proactive crime awareness program in Dallas. It has since become the most successful tool that travels around the country fighting crimes and making a difference. If you want to keep your city safe and educate the citizens let hidelocktake.com be your resource.