Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Proscecutors on burglary prevention

Hancock County Prosecutor, Brent Eaton, and Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Daphne Whitmire told Kiwanis members about the M.O.S.T. program.   M.O.S.T. is the abbreviation for Multi-Jurisdictional Offender Strategy Team.  It is led by community prosecutors who proactively address burglary-related crimes through prosecution and prevention initiatives.
They told the Kiwanians that the odds of a resident of Central Indiana being the victim of a burglary were 1 in 19.  The odds for auto theft are 1 in 64.  Most burglaries take place in broad daylight from 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.   The average burglary takes 4-7 minutes.
Multiple strategies can be used to prevent becoming a burglary victim.  Tips were offered including common sense strategies to avoid letting strangers know if neighbors are on vacation, reporting suspicious activity to police, and trimming bushes and shrub around the house.
Detailed informational brochures and forms are available from the Hancock County Prosecutor’s office by calling 317.477.1139.

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