August 2009  

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Public Safety Data Indicates GRUPs Continue to be an Issue in Coto de Caza

Posted by CotoBlogzz  | 07-22-2009  3:30 PM

  Coto de Caza, CA - The latest public safety data from the Orange County Sheriff's department shows the crime  rate in Coto de Caza continues an upward trend that started at the end of December of 2007 and reached a peak by March of 2008.

Total number of arrests nearly doubled by the end of the second quarter of 2009 compared to the end of the first quarter ending March 2009.  Four  burglaries were registered in the second quarter of 2009 compared to one in the first quarter.  Number of fraud cases also doubled in the second quarter as compared to the first quarter.

Apparently unique to the community is that the age group of 50-years and above, account for roughly 50% of the reported incidents - what we call the GRUP Syndrome.

Period Inc.
1Q06 54
 2Q06 60
3Q06 81
4Q06 63
 1Q07 54
 2Q07 81
3Q07 65
 4Q07 43
 1Q08 66
 2Q08 60
 3Q08 78
4Q08 69
1Q09 65
2Q09 71

Coto de Caza - Crime and Vandalism Trending 2Q2009, source:  OCSD

Data for Ladera Ranch shows that the upward trend in crime that started by the end of last year may have been contained for now, with the total number of arrests falling from a total of 46 by the end of March 2009, to 19 by the end of the second quarter of 2009.

Period Inc.
1Q06 305
 2Q06 235
3Q06 156
4Q06 177
 1Q07 141
 2Q07 139
3Q07 129
 1Q08 122
 2Q08 133
 3Q08 120
4Q08 142
1Q209 197
2Q2009 144

 

Ladera Ranch - Crime and Vandalism Trending 2Q2009, source:  OCSD

Whereas the  age group of 50-years and older account for 50% of  the total number of incidents in Coto de Caza, the same group accounts for only 10% in Ladera Ranch.  The phenomena seems to be consistent since we started keeping track some six years ago.

 

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