Category Archives: crime

North Lamar/Georgian Acres should become a safe neighborhood

“Many crime-related issues that the North Lamar and Georgian Acres planning areas face are currently being handled by law enforcement agencies, when sustainable solutions lie in the justice and human service systems. These issues include homelessness, prostitution and human trafficking, … Continue reading

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New Pocket Park Planned on Little Walnut Creek

Update July 22 More detail from PARD assistant director Liana Kallivoka We recently learned that the city Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) plans to purchase 8803 and 8805 Georgian Dr to create a park near where the creek flows under … Continue reading

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CPTED – Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

CPTED (pronounced “sep-ted”) is based on four principles: access control, surveillance, territoriality, and maintenance. CPTED is typically done by architects, landscape architects, and urban designers. In some cities, CPTED principles are incorporated into the land development code. There could be … Continue reading

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Sudden Violent Death 2012-present

Objective Q.1: Promote public safety through community organization. Objective Q.2: Ensure public safety throughout the planning areas. Objective T.5: The streets within the planning areas should be safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. Objective T.6: Improve the safety of pedestrians … Continue reading

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Prostitution and Diversion

In March 2020, Austin’s police department conducted a prostitution initiative resulting in 26 arrests and citations. About a quarter were for women selling sex, and about three-quarters men buying. According to APD data, Georgian Acres continues to have a large … Continue reading

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Meeting with Councilman Casar on continuing high rate of violent crime

Members: Karen Bissett, Winston Chapman, Julia Foree, Monica Guzmán, Lisa Hinely, Colin MacDougal, Vanessa MacDougal, Daniela Nuñez, Larry Reagan, Tina Sanchez, Rodney Thrailkill Guests: Jenny Black, Eric Byrd, Joseph Cain, Lisa Carraway, Greg Casar, Neesha Davé, Rachel Castignoli, Tere del … Continue reading

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Prostitution and Diversion 2018

In September 2018, Austin Police Department conducted a series of prostitution stings resulting in 36 arrests. About two-thirds of these arrests were people selling sex, and about one-third people buying. Twenty of these arrests were in the Georgian Acres neighborhood … Continue reading

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Regular quarterly meeting July 12, 2015 / Reunión trimestral 12 de julio 2015

The meeting is scheduled from 2-4pm, Little Walnut Creek Library Reunión a las 2 hasta 4pm, Biblioteca Little Walnut Creek Proposed Agenda – Programa propuesto: Please let Chair Julia Foree know if there is something else to add. Replacement Chair … Continue reading

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Prostitution diversion

[February 2015 update: Travis County prostitution prevention grant application] Effective Approaches for Reducing Prostitution Texas Criminal Justice Coalition Examining Prostitution Diversion Initiatives Texas Public Policy Foundation Dallas Prostitution Diversion Initiative “… [F]irst implemented by the Dallas Police Department in 2007. … Continue reading

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Graffiti 2014

Neighborhood Plan Objectives Q.6: Improve property maintenance. Q.10: Acknowledge the cultural diversity of the neighborhood. Request graffiti cleanup (Free!) Anyone can call 311 to put in the request for the city to clean up graffiti tagging or vandalism. They’ll make … Continue reading

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