The number of home burglaries in Allandale was down last year but the number of Burglary of Vehicles was up dramatically. Criminals stealing from cars was the top crime in the neighborhood as it was in 2009. The number of Burglary of Vehicles increased 14% to 191 incidents, an average of 16 a month. Many of the incidents were people stealing from cars in parking lots at establishments along Anderson Ln and Burnet Rd. Nevertheless, there was a significant number of them that occurred within the borders of the neighborhood. Click here to see a table showing the residential incidents (excludes incidents reported on commercial properties).
The number of Burglary of Residence was down in 2010 compared to 2009. In 2009 there were 73 reported incidents of homes being burglarized. Last year, it was down to 54. In the last six years, the fewest home burglaries reported in Allandale was 33 in 2007. To the left is a map showing the location of the reported incidents in Allandale. You can click here to get the specific location and dates of the incidents.
Below is a graph showing a month-by-month count of the incidents reported to the Austin Police Department for 3 of the top 4 crimes in Allandale. Burglary of Vehicles took a significant jump in December. The months of January and April had the highest number of home burglaries.
All of the crime data in this report is from the Austin Police Department's (APD) online Crime Viewer "Crime Report Search." APD recently updated the viewer making it easy for anyone to look up crimes by neighborhood or address or user-defined geographic areas in Austin. Click here to go directly to the crime search page. Feel free to share your insights after studying the data by posting a comment below.
Allandale has a very solid and ever-growing neighborhood watch program lead by the Allandale Neighborhood Watch Coordinator, Laura DiCarlo. You can find out about the program or about beoming a block captain by emailing Laura at lhdicarlo [Email address: lhdicarlo #AT# yahoo.com - replace #AT# with @ ].