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Drug arrests, trash-recycling, handling of code violations up; structure fires, theft, burglary and robbery down

City departments’ stats point in right direction at conclusion of last 200-Day Plan for 2015

Frankfort, Ind. – At the conclusion of the McBarnes administration’s fifth 200-Day Plan, drug arrests are up, structure fires are down, handling of property maintenance complaints are up and trash and recycling collection amounts have increased while major crimes of theft, burglary and robbery have decreased.

McBarnes and City department heads credit residents and business owners’ partnership with their various departments’ initiatives for statistics on all major fronts moving in a positive direction.

“With four years of hard work under our belts, the statistics we are sharing would not be possible without the participation from those we serve,” McBarnes said. “Our residents and business owners are the ones who recycle, who practice crime and fire prevention to make their homes and companies safer and more secure and who care about their neighborhoods enough to report code violators.

“None of the trends we are experiencing that make Frankfort a stronger, more appealing community happen in a vacuum. They are accomplished by everyone working together.”

One of the most striking statistics resulted from the Fire Department’s Smoke Detector Blitz that started in May where firefighters, Clinton County Red Cross Chapter volunteers and fire cadets went door-to-door throughout the community this spring, summer and fall distributing and installing smoke detectors and changing batteries for anyone who needed them.

Clinton County leads the way in Indiana with 602 in-home visits, 1,327 smoke detectors installed and 94 batteries replaced. Of those numbers, Frankfort accounts for 546 visits, 1,201 detectors installed and 87 batteries replaced.

Statewide, 1,492 visits happened, 2,479 smoke detectors were installed and 228 batteries were replaced in 14 counties this year.

The following department statistics compare numbers four years ago in 2011 prior to the McBarnes administration with current numbers as of the end of September and beginning of October 2015.

Police Department (offenses known to police – preliminary numbers, with 2015 figures including up to October 7, 2015)

Theft: 440 (2011); 348 (2015)

Robbery: 10 (2011); 4 (2015)

Burglary: 76 (2011); 45 (2015)

Traffic stops: 1,162 (2011); 2,335 (2015)

Total adult arrests: 198 (2011); 241 (2015)

Drug arrests: 25 (2011); 72 (2015)

Homicide: 1 (2011); 0 (2015)

Rape: 6 (2011); 6 (2015)

Assaults: 130 (2011); 145 (2015)

Officers assaulted: 2 (2011); 7 (2015)

Auto thefts: 21 (2011); 19 (2015)

Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) offenses known to law enforcement (used by the FBI): 684 (2011); 567 (2015)

Fire Department (2015 figures through September 30, 2015)

Structure fires: 163 (2011); 100 (2015)

Fire alarms: 95 (2011); 100 (2015)

Vehicle fires: 12 (2011); 9 (2015)

Wild, land, trash fires: 116 (2011); 101 (2015)

Motor vehicle accidents: 142 (2011); 114 (2015)

Special Operations (haz mat, rope rescue, confined space, cold water/ice rescue): 125 (2011); 68 (2015) EMS assists: 1,035 (2011); 801 (2015)

Mutual aid: 13 (2011); 26 (2015)

Good intent calls: 1 (2011); 255 (2015 – includes business inspections)

Building Services (2015 figures through September 30, 2015)

Building permits: 355 (2011); 349 (2015)

Property maintenance complaints addressed: 814 (2011); 1,081 (2015)

Street Department (2015 figures through September 30, 2015)

Recycling: 1,003,760 pounds (2011); 925,791 pounds (2015)

Fall clean up: 0 (2011); 41.16 tons of trash, 300 tires, 2.5 tons of metal (2015)

Street paving: 1.5 – 2 miles paved (2011); 2.16 miles paved (2015)

For the administration’s Communications and Citizen Voice cornerstones, the following figures are from January 1, 2012 – October 23, 2015:

  • 100- and 200-Day Plans: six
  • community meetings: 42
    • Mayor’s Night Outs (nine) and Mayor’s Afternoon Outs (three): 12
    • Hispanic: six
    • Police (one with Building Services): 16
    • Neighborhood Connection: three
    • City-County Leadership Summits: five