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5 Burglaries, 4 Thefts and More: Ward 3 Police Calls in August

With the help of the Oak Forest Crime Prevention Committee, Patch shares the city's calls for service for the month of August, broken down by ward.

Each week, Patch features items from reports on file at the . Although not all accounts are reported in the Patch police blotter, the Oak Forest Crime Prevention Committee compiles the number of calls of service monthly, by type and location.

This week, Patch gives you the rundown of what was called in and where during the month of August. See how your ward measures up. Patch will feature one ward per day over the next week. See how Ward 3 compares to ,  and the rest. Unsure of which ward you live in? Visit Patch's Oak Forest 101—a quick summary of the most important facts about .

*Note, these statistics are gathered from the Oak Forest Police Department's Daily Call for Service Log reports.

*These indicate calls for service, not criminal crime statistics.

Ward 3, Ald. Diane Wolf

Burglary Battery Criminal Damage Robbery Theft Total Ward 3 5 1 4 1 4 15

*There were no instances of arson, assault, home invasion, homicide, sex offense, or stolen vehicles.

Frank DeVries September 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
When you post the crime statistics in each ward why not have a picture of the city and highlight the ward you are covering that day?
Lauren Traut September 12, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Hi, Frank. Great idea. What kinds of photos are you suggesting? Crime is a sensitive subject, so it might be tough to find a photo that fits?
Bob Laird September 12, 2012 at 06:42 PM
The Oak Forest web site has a ward map section that is pretty clear.
Lauren Traut September 12, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Yep. We've actually also uploaded the maps at our Oak Forest 101 section, which we link to in the article. :) All maps are available on Patch, as well.
Dave September 12, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I was going to say the same thing, show the map of the ward outline so people who read the articles get a general understanding of which area is actually being "reviewed"

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