Ask around. It does seem like there’s an uptick in crime around Ocean Beach, doesn’t it?
Or at least, we seem to more aware of it.
The sexual assaults, the peeping tom, and now all these assaults and stabbings around Newport Ave, the Pier, and Oktoberfest…. There’s been so much concern of late, that an OB Citizens’ Patrol has been formed, and has been out on its rounds in northwest late-night Ocean Beach. Fliers are circulating warning women not to walk alone at night.
Our community nerves have been shaken. Our antenna are out – and some of us are more aware.
So, we took a look at the crime in OB, specifically, the crime in OB over the last month. Checking out the CrimeMapping.com series for the village, we reprint a couple of their maps below (tip o’hat to SD Reader).
Each icon stands for a different type of crime.
- SC = Sex Crime
- F = Fraud
- needle = Disorderly conduct with drugs or alcohol
- mask = Residential burglary
- spray can = Vandalism
- Car split = Vehicle theft or break-in
- fist = Assault
- head mask = Robbery w/ weapon
When you go to the site itself, you can click on the icons for a little more detail, like which block, etc. The following maps are for the time period September 15 – October 17, 2012.
For a closer look at the area right around Newport Ave, see this: