Eagle honored for improved crime prevention

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Safe Choice Security, a national firm that offers home security systems and monitoring services, has named Eagle as the No. 7 city on its list of Colorado’s Most Improved Cities.

“To ensure the accuracy of our rankings, we compared crime statistics (including both property and violent crimes) of over 200 municipalities in Colorado from 2007 to 2012 to determine our list of the most improved cities,” said Kim Andrews, community relations coordinator for Safe Choice Security. “ Eagle should be very proud to have made it to the top of our list as it is obvious the entire community is working hard to make this city one of the best places to live in the state.”

In its list of communities honored, Safe Choice said the following about Eagle:

“Heading West past the resort community of Breckenridge is the city of Eagle. Dry, arid and mountainous, it’s mostly only claimed by cattle ranchers and some farmers over the years. However, when crime was on the upswing several years ago, Eagle Police Department took notice. With only about half the number of officers it needed to be at the national average, Eagle PD was forced to instead rely on community reporting of crimes and activities. Through implementing its Neighborhood Information Network program, it allowed citizens an anonymous path to reporting suspected crime. This added information has aided Eagle Police in crime prevention, resulting in a lowered crime rate.”

The statics citied are”

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2007 Crime Rate: 21.66

2012 Crime Rate: 11.75

45.77 percent Decrease In Crime

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