Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program that:
- Teaches citizens techniques to reduce the risk of being victimized at home and in public
- Teaches citizens about the importance of recognizing suspicious activities and how to report them
- Teaches participants how to make their homes more secure and properly ID their property
- Allows citizens in neighborhoods to get to know each other and their routines so that any out of place activity can be reported and investigated
In 2010, there were an estimated 2.2 million burglaries in the United States, or one every 15 seconds.
Burglary accounted for 23.8 percent of the estimated number of property crimes committed in 2010.
Of all burglaries, 60.5 percent involved forcible entry, 33.2 percent were unlawful entries (without force), and the remainder (6.3 percent) were forcible entry attempts, according to statistics compiled by the FBI.
Victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property in 2010.
Overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,119.
Burglaries of residential properties accounted for 73.9 percent of all burglary offenses.
Benefits, Responsibilities & Setup
For information, please view Benefits, Responsibilities, and Setup
Strategies for staying safe
To set up a Neighborhood Watch meeting or for additional information about the program, please contact Corporal James Grimaldi, Crime Prevention Officer, at (985) 783-1355, or contact the office by e-mail