Violent and other crimes are down in Whitehall since 2016, proof that efforts to make Whitehall safer are working, says Police Chief Mike Crispen.
Whitehall Police Chief Mike Crispen was hired two years ago for a reason: The city needed to lower its crime rate.
So far, that has happened.
Through September, violent crime — defined as murder, negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault — has dropped 36 percent compared to 2016 rates, according to police department data. Burglaries have fallen 43 percent, down from 240 in 2016 to 137 in 2018.
Dispatched calls also are down 14 percent, suggesting a general decline in crime.
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We had a packed house for our Annual Awards Luncheon at the Columbus Country Club. We had 80 people in attendance to hear our guest speaker Thea Walsh, Transportation Systems Funding Director at the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission to talk about autonomous vehicles, Hyperloop, and other emerging technologies in Central Ohio.
As always we had a fantastic time and great food at Flavor 91 in Whitehall. Special thanks to the Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce for having a joint meeting with us. Make sure to join us for our next meeting!
Thank you to State Representative Richard Brown for introducing himself to our members and for giving us an update on state government. It is important for our small businesses to know what our legislators are working on. We hope to have him back soon.
Great turnout for our first Health Fair. Thanks to everyone who attended and our vendors!
A big thank you to Lawrence Funderburke for coming to speak to the WACC. We thoroughly enjoyed the eye opening discussion on ‘Sociopsychonomics’. We hope to have him back soon.
Thank you to Victory Ministries for hosting our March meeting! Victory Ministries is a great community resource and we were glad to share more about their initiatives with our members.
Thank you to all the participants of our Whitehall Career Fair for the Whitehall Yearling High School students. It was a great way to remind them that opportunity is here!
Thank you to the small but dedicated group for attending our February meeting in blizzard like conditions. Thanks again to Suzanne Boyer for giving us some 2017 tax filing tips. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our March 5th meeting!