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CRIME ANALYSIS – 2,000 FT RADIUS/PERIMETER FROM EAST 7th/PLEASANT VALLEY INTERSECTION
Some 1110 crime citations were recorded within a 2,000 ft radius/perimeter of the East 7th Street and Pleasant Valley Road intersection during a two-year period from June 2018 through July 2020.
The following streets were included within the area: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Allen, Calles, Castro, Coronado, Diaz, Fiesta, Francisco, Garwood, Gonzales, Halcyon, Hidalgo, Lindon, Lyons, Northwestern, Pace, Pedernales, Pleasant Valley, Prado, Ramos, San Baba, Santa Rosa, Tillery, Webberville and Zaragosa.
Not all types of crime are reviewed in this analysis below. With exception of Family Disturbance on page 3, the other 11 categories included in this report cover life threatening intent, theft of property and/or drug related. They are as follows:
• Robbery by Assault
• Aggravated Assault
• Assault with Injury
• Assault by Contact
• Gun related
• Burglary Breaking & Entering
• Drug related
• Alcohol related
• Criminal Mischief
• Auto Theft
Since mid-2017, an increase of criminal behavior has been observed near the East 7th Street Bridge and Pleasant Valley Road intersection, where the HEB shopping Center, Citgo Gas Station, Cepeda Library Branch, Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park and Sonic are located. During this time, homeless camps have resettled several times within a few hundred feet from Parque Zaragoza as well as from under bridges on Castro and Prado Streets (over Boggy Creek) increasing the population of one camp located at the underpass of the East 7th Street bridge east of Pleasant Valley Road (but before Tillery Street). Nearby residents, community resources and local businesses have been impacted in negative, sometimes harmful or violent ways.
Out of 1110 citations issued from June 25, 2018 through July 23, 2020, 55% occurred on East 7th Street, Gonzales Street or Pleasant Valley Road where the homeless camp resides and conducts daily activities. To further break this down: 401 of 1110 (36%) were on East 7th Street, 89 out of 1110 (8%) were on Gonzales Street and 119 of 1110 (11%) were on Pleasant Valley Rd.
The 4-page report includes several charts including a breakdown of all streets in the 2000 ft area and measures six crime categories amongst them. Click the button below to read the complete report.
**All data provided from City of Austin Police Department Crime Viewer GIS Tool https://www.austintexas.gov/GIS/CrimeViewer
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I'm Jackson Papillon, an East Austin Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood [#PZNA] Canine. I have a good nose for news and will cover two regular beats: