Crime Mapping & Neighborhood Watch

Utilize this new Crime Mapping link to see crime in any area of Jacksonville.

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Neighborhood Watch is a program of neighbors watching out for other neighbors during times when criminal activity would most likely occur, and reporting suspicious activity to police.

A police officer patrolling your neighborhood may not recognize a stranger in your yard – but your neighbors would. Neighbors know who you are and the type of car you drive. They may be the first to notice a burglar at your window or door – or a strange car in your driveway.

In February 2006, Neighborhoods magazine featured an article on the Neighborhood Watch program. To view this article, click here.

Neighborhood Watch Tips: What to Watch For

– Suspicious persons or activities
– Someone screaming or shouting for help
– Anyone being forced into a vehicle
– Property being taken out of houses or buildings where no one is home, or the business is closed
– A stranger running through private yards or alleyways
– Vehicles passing by numerous times, suspiciously parked or traveling alleyways with no lights or apparent destination.

Protect Yourself By
– Use good lighting.
– Use good lock security.
– Keeping shrubs trimmed.
– Locking all doors and windows whenever your house is unoccupied.
– Letting a trusted neighbor know when you are on vacation. Don’t advertise!! Stop deliveries and have all mail picked up.

To view crime statistics in our neighborhoods click here.

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