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Car prowls (most common crime in the city) in the news

November 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments

Update 11/8: Danny Westneat has a new column.

“As hard as this may be to believe, it gets more embarrassing for the Seattle police.”

Update 11/3: Seattle Police say they will “review” their policy.


There’s an interesting discussion this morning at The Seattle Times over what’s believed to be the most common crime in Seattle: car prowls.

The occasion is Danny Westneat’s column: “Police allow car-prowl crimes to turn into growth industry.”

So far there are something north of 100 200 500 comments on the piece (not counting the ones wanting to turn it into an argument over gun control).

In Maple Leaf, as summer ended, roughly a car a day was broken into.

The map at right shows car prowls in Maple Leaf so far this year.

Incidentally, this stolen Subaru, reported to police half a month ago, is still sitting on 12th Avenue Northeast.

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