The Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association (HVNA) recently expanded their website. New information on the website included a response to the high crime in the neighborhood. Complying with local resident requests, local police continue to make arrests for indecent exposure in the area. Unfortunately, there were also six cases of sexual assault in Hayes Valley during the months of August to October 2010.
In response to the disproportionate amount of crime in Hayes Valley, the HVNA sponsored a dinner to unite local law enforcement with residents. In addition to discussing strategies to prevent crime, special focus was placed on the months of November and December. It is recognized by neighborhood residents that these two months have persisted issues with break-ins.
Helpful antitheft prevention advice was discussed by residents and police officers alike. Anti-theft workshops are becoming a trend in major metropolitan areas across the United States. In Chicago, for example, it is common to find offerings throughout the year inviting citizens to attend police sponsored workshops aimed at auto theft and break-ins prevention.
In the meantime, the HVNA also wants citizens to consider a local parklet sponsporship. More information can be found concerning the application procedure at the new HVNA website.