We updated the crime map page to include the data from 9/14 through 9/27/2009. We are continuing to run about 24% below the same period last year for major crimes. Those sirens you hear are the police doing their job. Say thank you. This is the link to the statistics.
The Northeast Times has a story talking about the new Police Service Areas, or PSAs. I noticed this a few weeks ago while I was doing the computations for our crime page. Where one week the 15th district had patrol sectors from A through P (I think it was P), suddenly it went from A to C. I had to adapt my system to account for the change. I’m not sure exactly how it will help but so far they are on the right track so let’s hope this keeps it going that way.