California National Night Out

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National Night Out August 6, 2019

First Tuesday in August - natw.org

Over 38 million people in 16,000+ communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide participate in National Night Out with special citywide and neighborhood events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events, as well as Dog Walker Watch. It trains  individuals on how to effectively observe and report criminal activity while walking family pets. The local Police Department and Crime Watch group coordinate the program and sign-up residents, while local law enforcement officers conduct a training class.

National Night Out 2019

California  421 cities, counties and neighborhoods

A: Acampo | Alameda | Alameda Co. | Alamo | Albany | Alhambra | Aliso Viejo | Altadena | American Canyon | Anaheim | Anaheim Hills | Anderson | Angels Camp | Antelope | Antioch | Apple Valley | Arbuckle | Arcadia | Arcata | Arleta | Arnold | Artesia | Arvin | Atascadero | Atherton | Atwater | Auburn | Avenal | Azusa

B: Bakersfield | Baldwin Park | Barstow | Bart | Bay Point | Bear Valley | Belmont | Benicia | Berkeley | Beverly Hills | Big Bear | Bishop | Bloomington | Boulder Creek | Brea | Brentwood | Bullard | Burbank | Burlingame

C: Calistoga | Cameron Park | Camino | Campbell | Canyon Country | Capitola | Carlsbad | Carmel | Carmichael | Carson | Castro Valley | Central Marin | Ceres | Cerritos | Chico | Chino Hills | Chula Vista | Citrus Heights | Claremont | Clearlake | Cloverdale | Coalinga | Colma | Compton | Concord | Contra Costa Co. | Corona | Corte Madera | Costa Mesa | Cotati | Covina | Cudahy | Culver City | Cupertino

D: Daly City | Dana Point | Danville | Delano | Denair | Dinuba | Discovery Bay | Dixon | Dos Palos | Downey | Duarte | Dublin

E: East Irvine | East Los Angeles | East Palo Alto | El Cajon | El Centro | El Cerrito | El Dorado Co. | El Dorado Hills | El Segundo | El Sobrante | Elk Grove | Emeryville | Encinitas | Escalon | Escondido | Esparto | Exeter

F: Fair Oaks | Fairfield | Firebaugh | Folsom | Fontana | Fort Bragg | Fort Irwin | Fowler | Fremont | French Camp | Fresno | Fresno Co. | Fullerton | Fulshear

G: Galt | Garden Grove | Gardena | Gilroy | Glendale | Glendora | Gold River | Goleta | Gonzales | Grand Terrace | Granite Bay | Grayson | Green Valley | Greenfield | Greenwood | Gridley | Groveland | Grover Beach | Guerneville

H: Half Moon Bay | Hanford | Harbor City | Hawaiian Gardens | Hawthorne | Hayward | Healdsburg | Helendale | Hemet | Hercules | Hermosa Beach | Hesperia | Hollister | Hughson | Huntington Beach | Huntington Park | Huron

I: Imperial Beach | Imperial Co. | Indio | Inglewood | Irvine

J: Jackson

K: Kensington | Kern Co. | King City

L: La Canada Flintridge | La Crescenta | La Mirada | La Palma | Ladera Ranch | Lafayette | Laguna Niguel | Lake Forest | Lakeport | Lancaster | Lathrop | Lawndale | Lemoore | Lincoln | Linden | Lindsay | Live Oak | Livermore | Lodi | Lomita | Long Beach | Loomis | Los Alamitos | Los Altos | Los Angeles Co. | Los Banos | Los Gatos

M: Madera | Malpitas | Mammoth Lakes | Manhattan Beach | Manteca | Marin City | Marin Co. | Marina | Mariposa | Martinez | Marysville | Mendota | Menlo Park | Merced | Mill Valley | Milpitas | Milptias | Mission Hills | Mission Viejo | Modesto | Mojave | Mokelumne Hill | Monrovia | Montara | Montbello | Montclair | Monte Sereno | Montebello | Monterey Co. | Monterey Park | Montrose | Moraga | Moreno Valley | Morgan Hill | Moss Beach | Mountain House | Mountain View | Murrieta

N: Napa Co. | National City | Nevada City | New Almaden | Newark | Newbury Park | Newman | Newport Beach | Norco | North Highlands | North Hillsa | North Hollywood | Northridge | Norwalk | Novato

O: Oakdale | Oakhurst | Oakland | Oakley | Oceanside | Ojai | Olivehurst | Ontario | Orange | Orange Co. | Orangevale | Orinda | Oroville | Oxnard

P: Pacheco | Pacific Grove | Pacifica | Palm Desert | Palm Springs | Palmdale | Palos Verdes Estates | Paramount | Parlier | Pasadena | Paso Robles | Petaluma | Piedmont | Pinole | Pittsburg | Placentia | Placerville | Pleasant Hill | Pleasanton | Plumas Lake | Pomona | Port Hueneme | Porterville

R: Ramona | Rancho Cordova | Rancho Cucamonga | Rancho Murieta | Red Bluff | Redding | Redondo Beach | Redwood City | Reedley | Rescue | Rialto | Richmond | Ridgecrest | Rio Linda | Rio Nido | Ripon | Riverbank | Riverside | Riverside Co. | Rocklin | Rodeo | Rohnert Park | Rolling Hills Estates | Rose Hills | Roseville | Rossmoor | Rowland Heights

S: Sacramento | Sacramento Co. | Salinas | San Bernardino | San Bernardino Co. | San Bruno | San Clemente | San Diego | San Diego Co. | San Francisco | San Gabriel | San Jacinto | San Joaquin | San Joaquin Co. | San Jose | San Leandro | San Luis Obispo | San Marcos | San Marino | San Mateo | San Mateo Co. | San Pablo | San Pedro | San Rafael | San Ramon | San Ysidro | Sanger | Santa Ana | Santa Clara | Santa Clara Co. | Santa Fe Springs | Santa Maria | Santa Monica | Santa Paula | Santa Rosa | Sausalito | Scotts Valley | Seal Beach | Seaside | Selma | Sheridan | Shingle Springs | Signal Hill | Simi Valley | Soledad | Sonoma Co. | Sonora | South Gate | South Lake Tahoe | South Pasadena | South San Francisco | St. Helena | Stallion Springs | Stanton | State of California | Stevenson Ranch | Stockton | Studio City | Suisun | Suisun City | Sun Valley | Sunnyvale | Sutter Co.

T: Tehachapi | Temecula | Temple City | Thousand Oaks | Tiburon | Toluca Lake | Torrance | Tracy | Travis AFB | Tujunga | Tulare | Tuolumne Co. | Turlock | Tustin

U: Union City | Upland

V: Vacaville | Vallejo | Valley Glen | Valley Springs | Valley Village | Van Nuys | Victorville | Visalia

W: Walnut Creek | Waterford | Watsonville | West Covina | West Hollywood | West Sacramento | Westlake Village | Westminster | Wheatland | Whittier | Winchester | Windsor | Winnetka | Woodlake | Woodland

Y: Yermo | Yuba City | Yucaipa

The success comes from a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

STATISTICS:

  • Home burglaries usually occur in the daytime when occupants are at school or work. July and August most the frequent months for break-ins.
  • Perpetrators are usually male, under 25 years of age.
  • Burglars are looking for items that are small and expensive and easily converted to cash.
  • Favorite stolen items include: cash, jewelry, laptops, guns, digital cameras, small electronics (Ipods, GPS, PDAs MP-3s and CDs)
  • Stolen goods are converted to cash and money is usually used to support a drug habit.
  • 2,000,000 home burglaries are reported each year in the United States.
  • About 30% of all burglaries are through an open or unlocked window or door.
  • Nearly 66 percent of all burglaries are residential (home) break-ins.
  • Renters are just as likely to be the victims of property crime as homeowners.
  • The highest percentage of burglaries occur during the summer months.
  • Every 13 seconds a home intrusion is committed.
  • 2.5 million+ home intrusions are committed each year.
  • 85% of break-ins are from non-professionals that are usually more desperate and dangerous.
  • 95% of break-ins needed some amount of force to break-in. Thieves prefer easy access, through an unlocked doors or windows.
  • Break ins are usually simple; a screwdriver, pliers, pries bars, and small hammers are most commonly used to invade a home or car.
  • Police usually only clear 13% of all reported burglaries due to lack of witnesses or physical evidence.

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