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This includes some discussion of COVID impacts on crime. New police chief Meris Harold is leading.
Boulder PD receives approx 82,000 calls per year. Seasonality is consistent, Harold says. "It's highly predictable."
Under COVID, calls have declined across the U.S. according to a late April report from Police Executive Research Forum.

Boulder's monthly average has declined by ~1,000 calls.
Part 1 crimes: Homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, car theft, sexual assault.

3,900 of these each year in Boulder, on average
This year, Jan-April, increased by ~15%
That should "normalize" in coming months, Harold says.
Larceny-theft: ~2934 Incidents Reported Annually
Burglary: ~411
Car theft: ~283

In 2020, up 7.8%, 69% and 21%, respectively
Aggravated assault: 186/yr average (down 13.8% so far in 2020)
Sexual assault: 51/yr (relatively flat in 2020)
Robbery: 39/yr (relatively flat as well)

These are very small numbers, Harold cautions.
"Very few offenders, very few places and very few victims" contribute to the majority of our crime, Harold says.
DV is "clearly clustering" at a higher rate and in larger numbers during COVID, Harold says. "This is most certainly impacted due to multi-family housing in Boulder."

Not sure what she means by that...?
Maybe more likely to be reported in MF living, bc there are neighbors to see and hear. But DV does not discriminate.
Very interesting heat maps of Dif types of crimes in Boulder. Simlar types cluster together, she says (like assault and sexual assault, or car theft, burglary and theft from vehicles)
Harold: Police dept "has to develop" a data-driven approach and it "has to be based on" this crime science.
She is preparing dept for accreditation by CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies)
Talking about what she is implementing. Data, accreditation and a workload analysis to move from reactive to discretionary.

"It speaks volumes to ethical work this department will be engaging in."
Friend grateful for the data. "I'm excited to see where you take this and I'm grateful that you're here."
That ends this one. I think the last topic is not that big a deal so... maybe this is it for me tonight.

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