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Safer Holidays and Current Crime Stats

Contact information: for Senior Lead Officer Jose Ramirez #39570

Email: 39570@LAPD.Online

Front Desk: 323-561-3211

Direct Line: 213-793-0763

Silver Lake’s Senior Lead Officer Jose Ramirez shared these important tips to make the

holidays safer and happier.

1. Secure your home. Lock all doors and windows, including those on upper floors.

Consider installing deadbolt locks and a security system. If you’re traveling, use timers for

lights or ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your property.

2. Be cautions with social media. Avoid posting about holiday plans or travel on social

media platforms, as it could make your home a target for burglars.

3. Park in well-lit areas. When shopping or attending holiday events, park your vehicle in a

well-lit area. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid leaving valuables visible inside your


4. Stay vigilant while shopping. Keep an eye on your belongings while shopping,

especially in crowded area. Don’t leave purses or bags unattended and be cautious of

strangers approaching you.

5. Avoid leaving gifts visible in your car. If you’re doing holiday shopping and need to

leave gifts in your car, store them in the trunk or out of sight to deter potential theft.

6. Use secure ATMs. When withdrawing money, use ATMs located in well-lit, secure

areas. Conceal your PIN while entering it and be aware of anyone suspicious nearby.

7. Be mindful of package deliveries. If you’re receiving packages, try to be home for the

delivery or arrange for a trusted neighbor to pick them up. Packages left outside can be

tempting targets for thieves.

8. Travel safely. If you’re traveling during the holidays, secure your home, have a trusted

friend or neighbor collect your mail and use timers for lights to create the illusion of


9. Trust your instincts. If something or someone seems suspicious, trust your gut feeling

and remove yourself from the situation. Stay aware of your surroundings and report any

unusual activity to the authorities.

Remember, crime prevention is a collective effort. By staying vigilant and taking necessary

precautions, we can help ensure a safer holiday season for everyone.

Northeast Crime States from October 15 to November 11, 2023

Homicide – 0

Rape – 0

Robbery – 1

Aggravated Assaults – 3

Gang Related Crimes – 1

Shots Fired – 1

Victim Shot – 1

Burglary – 10

Theft – 18

GTA – 22

BFMV – 16

Recovered Vehicle – 2

Violent Crimes – 0

Property Crimes – 18

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