West Seattle Crime Watch: See where cars were stolen & shots fired in past month, on SeaStat maps

Two new maps of note from SPD’s latest SeaStat stats/trends briefing, just made public:

That’s the citywide map of auto thefts in the past four weeks. Precinct-by-precinct breakouts weren’t released (we’re trying to take a WS count from the online police-report map), but citywide, the number totals 291 – that’s almost 10 per day – and it’s the one crime category that was at its highest level of the month, citywide, in late December/early January. SPD also released a map of auto theft “hot spots” but no place in West Seattle was on that map.

Another citywide map made public – shots-fired incidents in the past four weeks:

We haven’t matched all of the West Seattle locations to specific incidents – but one would definitely be this New Year’s Eve incident that left two bullet holes in a Morgan Junction business window. No other Southwest Precinct info of note in the slide deck made public by Seattle Police; the SeaStat briefings for department leadership are generally held every other Wednesday – past decks are here.

10 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: See where cars were stolen & shots fired in past month, on SeaStat maps"

  • Morgan January 7, 2015 (3:43 pm)

    Looks like shots fired just north of the shots from the doggy day care. I don’t remember an incident. Do they have any leads on whom shot up the dog day care?

  • West Seattle Mom January 7, 2015 (3:58 pm)

    Looks like a lot of cars stolen right over by Westwood Village and the C line.

    • WSB January 7, 2015 (4:00 pm)

      I wish I could do this right now but I’m slamming on another semi-major story that needs to get out within half an hour – anybody interested in checking more closely for exact incident locations can use the SPD Police Reports map (google for the URL) and use the controls on the left side to choose type of crime (vehicle theft, for example) and date range (default is the past week, so to compare, set it for early Dec to early Jan) … TR

  • trickycoolj January 7, 2015 (4:33 pm)

    How many shots fired are the guy in High Point that shoots mortar fireworks during every seahawks game?

    • WSB January 7, 2015 (4:50 pm)

      I’m sure you’re being facetious but … if every “SUSPECTED” shots fired call were on there, it would be a lot more crowded. They only categorize it shots fired if there’s proof … casings, bullet holes, etc.

      • WSB January 7, 2015 (5:07 pm)

        P.S. The only other confirmed gunfire report I can find in the SPD system so far for the period that would be included on that map, searching both reports and the map, is a ‘weapon/discharged’ report from 3 am December 18th at 29th/Brandon. I’m going to take a deeper dive into Tweets by Beat next, to see if anything more comes up there.

  • trickycoolj January 7, 2015 (5:53 pm)

    Only half. I had thought the city got those gun shot detection devices which I assumed would also trigger with fireworks, of which we’ve had a ton over here lately.

  • whereweirdworks January 7, 2015 (7:33 pm)

    Yeah, what became of the gun shot detection devices? Did that go the way of the surveillance cameras?

    • WSB January 7, 2015 (7:55 pm)

      It was thrown out of the budget two years ago. There was money in this one to study the possibility of them. Not sure if it went through.

  • Bradley January 8, 2015 (2:05 am)

    Westwood Village has been a hot-bed of car thefts for many years. Thieves know that people will be leaving to shop for a certain amount of time and no one really notices someone walking around cars in a parking lot. Our Jeep was stolen in front of the 24 Hour Fitness while we worked out one night over 12 years ago. My wife was on the treadmill and saw them break in. She ran out, opened the door, and they ran off just after cracking the ignition open and I chased them all the way to Trenton. They were arrested by SPD and turned out to be two drunk teenagers just needing a ride home. The police told us cars were stolen from the gym area of the parking lot more often than anywhere else on that property.

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