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November 18, 2014 at 9:49 PM

2 N. Seattle meetings with SPD focus on property-crime response

During two community meetings on Tuesday, North Seattle residents stressed the need for police to address increasing property crime and what they say is a lack of police response. More than 100 people attended the Whittier Heights Involved Neighbors and the later Broadview Community Council meetings, which involved representatives from the Seattle Police Department, the Seattle City Council…

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November 3, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Seattle police to review property-crime response

The Seattle Police Department will conduct an immediate review of how it responds to property crime, Chief Kathleen O’Toole said Monday. O’Toole said she has heard community concerns regarding how the department responds to property crime, including the amount of time 911 callers wait for a police response and determining what crimes are eligible for online…

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June 5, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Times analysis: Violent crime rare in Seattle Pacific University area

By Justin Mayo Violent crime is rare in the Seattle Pacific University area, according to a Seattle Times analysis.  Over the past four years, Seattle Police recorded only 14 violent crimes, which is slightly more than three incidents a year. Police counted seven threats, six assaults and one robbery during that period. Of the 252 incidents in the area,…

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January 14, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Violent crime increased in Washington’s largest cities in first half of 2012

In Washington’s largest cities, violent crime rose during the first half of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011, according to statistics released today by the FBI. Violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) showed increases in the first six months of 2012 in Bellevue, Everett, Spokane, Tacoma and Seattle. The largest increase was in…

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