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Posted by Michelle Dellino | Jul 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Seattle Police Department has new policing plans for each city neighborhood based on its Micro Community Policing Plans (MCPPs). This Seattle PI article describes the SPD's new website, breaking down crime statistics by neighborhoods and detailing how the MCPPs intend to target the neighborhoods' specified needs.

Micro Community Policing Plans are intended to address the fact that each Seattle neighborhood is unique and with differing needs. MCPPs use crime data, engagement with the community, and police services to gather information about perceptions of crime and public safety. The plans are then designed to meet the unique needs of each community, with an emphasis on citizen perceptions – not just statistics.

The article lists Seattle's citywide crime statistics, from January – June 2016:

Homicide: 11
Rape: 79
Robbery: 761
Aggravated assault: 1,030
Arson: 50
Burglary: 3,778
Theft: 13,131
Car theft: 1,946

On the new website, the SPD breaks down the crime rates and policing priorities for 60 identified neighborhoods. You can review current SPD strategies and the MCPP neighborhood crime statistics. There is also a mechanism to enter in your address if you want to figure out which “micro community” you reside in.

The Seattle PI article also summarizes each neighborhood's statistics and SPD policing plans, which you can view by scrolling through the article photos and reviewing the captions. Here is an example of what is listed for the Sodo micro-community:

Homicide: 1
Rape: 2
Robbery: 7
Aggravated assault: 25
Arson: 0
Burglary: 30
Theft: 151
Vehicle theft: 25

“SPD's micro-community priorities: Clamp down on commercial burglaries; use patrolling to curb drug use, drug dealing and public drinking and urination; patrol sporting events for vandalism, urination and littering.”

Be sure to review the data for where you live and where you spend your time. Help protect yourself from preventable arrests by being well informed of police activity and strategy!

If you find yourself charged with any of the above named crimes, please give our criminal defense attorneys at Dellino Law Group a call immediately so we may begin assisting with your defense and advocating for the best possible outcome in your case.

About the Author

Michelle Dellino

Michelle Dellino is the Managing Attorney of Dellino Law Group. The firm was founded on her belief that there is, very simply, a solution to every problem. Her personal practice focuses on complex family law matters including high conflict cases; high asset and long term marriage dissolution; cases involving business owners, IT, and medical professionals; domestic violence family law; and preparing cohabitation, prenuptial, and postnuptial agreements. Both a trained mediator and former criminal trial attorney, she has the skills and experience to take a case anywhere it needs to go, whether that is a creative settlement or intensive courtroom litigation. In her free time she chases her four dogs and two cats, loves the New York Yankees because mediocrity is not tolerated in pinstripes, and travels as often as she can.


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