Ravenna-Bryant neighbors invited to micro-community policing focus group August 9

This summer, the new Seattle Police Department North Precinct micro-community policing research assistant from Seattle University, Jessica Chandler, will be conducting focus groups to gain community input about public safety. She is interested in talking to all the micro-communities in the North Precinct area about knowledge of the Micro-Community Policing Plan, interactions with the Seattle Police Department, crime and safety concerns, and suggested improvements for each unique neighborhood. The focus groups are semi-structured and typically last one hour. The groups are open to anyone living or working in the specific neighborhoods.

The Roosevelt/Ravenna focus group will take place Tuesday August 9, 6:00-7:00pm at the Green Lake Public Library Branch (7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.) For more information about the focus group, contact Jessica at Jessica.Chandler@seattle.gov.

If you haven’t already seen it, a section was added to the Micro-Community Policing Plan website that allows people to sort data according to neighborhood and type of crime. For example, a search for 2016 residential burglaries in the Roosevelt/Ravenna area shows that there were a total of 92 between January and June with the most in January (20) and the fewest in May (9).

MCPP data

Earlier this year, SPD recognized the Ravenna-Bryant area as a “hot spot” for home burglaries. The map below is part of the March 2 SeaStat report.

a hot spot map - burglaries 2016