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Updated: 10/16/2013 08:00:03AM
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Bartow Police Chief Joseph Hall

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About four years ago, the Bartow Police Department, through our community services division, started a campaign to gain voluntary compliance from our citizens in securing their property. Why, you ask? That is a good question. The answer is because burglary and theft were the most prominent crimes in Bartow. To be more specific, we started analyzing the data in the offense reports. What we learned was that approximately 80 percent of the burglaries and thefts that occurred in the city were a result of unsecured property.

I know that you remember some of my earlier articles where I harped and harped on this issue. The purpose behind it all was that these are numbers that we could easily bring down with a little assistance from the community; thereby bringing our overall crime rate in the city down.

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