Does the Strategy Work?

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Here are some of the latest data, from June, 2011, provided by the High Point Police Department:

  • High Point’s violent crime index has decreased 47% since 1997.
  • Violent crime in 2010 decreased for the third year in a row, marking the first time violent crime has decreased three years in a row in over twenty years.
  • The total number of violent crimes in 2010 was 595 (we used to average over 1200); that is the fewest number of violent crimes in modern history.  It has not been that low in the last 20 years of record keeping.
  • A Michigan State University report published in February 2010 compared index offenses in High Point (16.4 per 10,000) with the average U.S. index offense rates (256.2 per 10,000), as well comparably sized areas (339.8 per 10,000) and found that the overall city experiences much lower rates of violent and property crime.
  • Total social cost of crime savings in High Point every year is estimated at more than $40,000,000 per year.
  • In addition, a report on notified offenders in the last three years (2008-2010) shows of the 156 offenders notified, only 15 committed a prohibited offense (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, any weapons offense and drug trafficking) after being called-in.  That is a 9.6% recidivism rate.  The national average for recidivism rate for an offender released from prison is 67% (this percentage reoffend in the first 3 years).


National Night Out is August 2

National Night Out (NNO) is an event, now in its 28th year, that helps improve community and law enforcement relations.  Held in communities throughout our nation, NNO is usually a community or street event where local people meet in the street or at a specified meeting place/agency to celebrate community, safety, peace, and non-violence.    Currently, there are 23 neighborhood events scheduled for High Point!  We invite you to hold an event for your community if you are not already involved.  Want more information?  contact Community Relations Officer, Robert Burchette, of the High Point Police Department for more information.  Some of HPCAV members will be floating to a few of these events across High Point.  We hope to see you involved!

Clients Build Garden Shed

Some of our clients have been learning construction skills with the guidance of Ed Kimsey, a licensed contractor and wonderful HP CAV volunteer.  They have just completed a garden shed that will be set up in the Southside Community Garden on Vail Street.  The shed will be a place to store tools used by the residents who have rented a space in the garden.

Visitors Coming

HP CAV is hosting people from across the country July 12-14 as part of the National Network of Safe Communities PEER Exchange Program, in cooperation with John Jay College. We will be a training site for three days as representatives from different communities come here to learn how we have been successful in reducing our violent crime.   Our guests will be participating in our Repeat Violent Crime Offender Call-in on July 12.

Crime rate continues to go down

Did you see the High Point Enterprise article, “Going Down,” on January 15?  The great news is that crime rates in High Point continued the downward slide again in 2010.  Unofficial statistics from the High Point Police Department show a decline in both violent crimes and property crimes. 

The Department gives credit to a winning combination – the on-going work of the Violent Crimes Task Force, additional special policing efforts, such as Focused Deterrence, intervention strategies targeting youth offenders and the work of groups including High Point Community Against Violence.

Once again, proof that the work we have been doing in High Point is having the results we want, making High Point a safer place for everyone!  Thanks to Pat Kimbrough for putting it in print.

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HPCAV President Honored by HP Police Department

On December 10, HPCAV Board President Gretta Bush was made an honorary colonel for her service to the city and police department.  Gretta has been devoted to reducing violent crime in High Point for years and has been active in working with both adults and juveniles.  Congratulations, Gretta!

HP CAV Chairwoman Receives Award

Gretta Bush, chairwoman of the HP CAV Board, received a 2009 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award last evening during the Volunteer Center of Greensboro 2010 Recognition Celebration program.  Gretta was one of four volunteers awarded this honor.  [Read more…]

Administrative Assistant Hired

HP CAV welcomes Patricia Hall to our team as our first Administrative Assistant!  Patricia brings great experience in non-profit administration, bookkeeping and documentation.  We are fortunate to have her expertise and her commitment to our mission. 

Thank you to everyone who applied for this position.

Latest Crime Statistics

Check out the latest statistics for High Point.  Visit The Strategy page and scroll to the bottom.