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Public Safety  

Feeling secure in one’s surroundings is a priority for our residents. We’ve been working hard to protect you and your neighborhoods from harm. By most accounts you agree. Seventy-five percent of residents surveyed felt safe walking alone in their neighborhoods during the day and 51 percent felt safe walking alone at night -- an improvement of about 20 points each over 2005.





Juvenile arrests down by nearly 50% over the last decade - Click for larger view

Juvenile arrests down by nearly 50% over the last decade
With the juvenile arrest rate decreasing nearly 50 percent over the last decade, it’s no wonder the Juvenile Services Department has received international recognition. As a result, countries such as Belgium, Spain and Thailand are developing their own programs based on the County model.