First quarter statistics released by the Prairie Village Police Department show that the crime rate for Prairie Village and Mission Hills is at its lowest level in five years, with a drastic reduction in the number of residential burglaries.
There were a total of 84 crime reports filed with the department from January through March 2014. The average number of reports for that period is 141, meaning this year’s crime rate is more than 40 percent below what might be expected.
There were only four reported residential burglaries in the first quarter of 2014, compared to an average of 17 from 2010 to 2013.
Jordan said some of the criminals associated with the incidents that plagued the city a couple of years ago are now in jail, which could be contributing to the dip in crime.
“We’re doing the same things we’ve always been doing, working hard, and using the same strategies we put in place,” Jordan said. “We’re always hesitant to take credit on these things, because it is cyclical and you never know when it might tick up.”
Prairie Village provides police services to Mission Hills through a contractual agreement signed by the cities each year.
A full report of the crime and traffic accident reports statistics for the first quarter of 2014 is below: