Prairie Village crime rate hits 5-year low, residential burglaries down drastically from peak in 2011

first_imgIt’s been a quiet six months in Prairie Village — and for the Prairie Village Police Department, that’s a good thing.Department statistics for the first half or 2014 show that crime in the city is at its lowest level in five years and that the crime rate is 30 percent below its five-year average.From January through June, the department has filed reports on 176 crimes. The five year average through the first six months of a year is 253.8 crimes, meaning there have been 77.8 crimes fewer than average so far this year. Of note, there have been just seven residential burglaries in the city this year. That’s a drastic reduction from the 40 that were recorded during the first six months of 2011. Cases of assault, burglary and criminal damage are also down substantially for the year.Prairie Village Police Chief Wes Jordan was quick to point out that the crime is often cyclical, and that the department was employing the same prevention techniques this year as it had been in the higher crime years. “None of this is saying that our officers are working any harder this year, and it’s not to say that officers were working any less in previous years,” he said. “There are certain things you just can’t predict.”Jordan did note that there had been a wave of auto-burglaries targeting unlocked cars throughout northeast Johnson County in recent weeks. Representatives from several of the NEJC area police departments met recently to see if their combined information could help identify additional suspects in that rash of incidents.The full six-month crime reports for Prairie Village and Mission Hills are embedded below. read more

Crossrail 2 will lift residential values by ‘more than 70%’

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TPI Megaline and CJ Korea Express unite

first_imgTPI Megaline is a leading provider of global heavy marine transport management across various large-scale construction industries. CJ Korea Express is one of the largest logistics companies in South Korea, providing differentiated global logistics services.TPI Megaline hopes that its expertise, coupled with CJ Korea Express’ extensive network and capacity to deliver on a global scale, will enable the partnership to offer more dynamic transportation solutions to existing and prospective clients across the globe.Kwan Soo Shon, ceo of CJ Korea Express, was also optimistic, anticipating that the strategic alliance would be “the starting point for a new era in the history of Korean heavy marine transportation.”The alliance means that the companies now boast a combined fleet of seven ships. read more