A map of 88 burglaries reported to Lawrence police between May 1 and Aug. 31. Locations are block specific and do not pertain to a particular address in an attempt to protect victim privacy. The crimes listed include those defined as aggravated burglary, meaning someone was home at the time of the crime.

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shaunepec 2 years, 11 months ago

North Lawrence is included. There were no reported crimes in that area, according to police, in that area. You can grab and drag to view more of that area, but there aren't dots there.

Shaun LJW

LadyJ 2 years, 11 months ago

East Lawrence is looking pretty good too.

concernedcitizen5 2 years, 11 months ago

That's not true...I reported two things stolen from my house in July and August, I guess since my house wasn't actually broken into it doesn't count as a burglary?

pace 2 years, 11 months ago

This is needed information and should be a regular weekly feature.!!!!

shaunepec 2 years, 11 months ago

We've been considering something like that. Appreciate the feedback Shaun Hittle LJW

shaunepec 2 years, 11 months ago

Perhaps we should add more clarity to the map descriptions. These are for aggravated burglaries, defined as when the victim is home during the burglary.

Shaun LJW

kernal 2 years, 11 months ago

Could you do a color coded one for non-aggravated burglaries?

Mike Edson 2 years, 11 months ago

Interesting that North Lawrence has had little activity. Makes me think of an old saying that, "One does not poop in his own back yard."

riverdrifter 2 years, 11 months ago

Dumb comment. Perhaps what it means is that burglars don't want to come back over the bridge through downtown in (presumably) the wee hours with a carload of loot.

LadyJ 2 years, 11 months ago

"Perhaps we should add more clarity to the map descriptions. These are for aggravated burglaries, defined as when the victim is home during the burglary."

Interesting that North Lawrence has had little activity. Makes me think of an old saying that, "One does not poop in his own back yard."

What I means is that they know that if they break into a house in North Lawrence with the owner home, they are more likely to be met with a gun than in a home in West Lawrence.

classclown 2 years, 11 months ago

pace

This is needed information and should be a regular weekly feature.!!!!

September 28, 2012 at 2:31 p.m

Didn't LJW try this before? I seem to remember a crime statistics map they would post except the maps really sucked and would not load half the time and sometimes crashed browsers.

shaunepec 2 years, 11 months ago

We tried something with crime maps before, but there were some holes, so it got abandoned.

With something like this, i.e. a rise in a particular crime, it's a little more manageable.

Shaun LJW

John Hamm 2 years, 11 months ago

Looks like the clusters are such that the locations have quick and easy access to routes out of town. Except for the Oread area and those can be explained by hit an easy target - student housing (unlocked doors, lots of traffic in houses, etc.).

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