In observance of National Crime Prevention Month, the Pleasanton Police Department is providing crime prevention packs to members of the public. These free kits include resources for issues of personal security, identity theft, child safety and more.
Pleasanton's crime statistics make it one of the safest communities in California, according to the police. Reports from 2007 show the lowest crime rate in more than 20 years, with 19.8 Part I crimes per 1,000 people. Part I crimes are defined as being serious and violent in nature, including homicide, rape, burglary, aggravated assault, theft, vehicle theft and arson.
Police said this trend continues into 2008, which continues to contrast with years past ranging from 23 and 40.
Crime prevention packs are available at the police station, 4833 Bernal Ave. To learn more about fighting neighborhood crime, call the crime prevention unit at 931-5233 or 931-5240.