Crime Prevention

Fraud Schemes

You may have been contacted through phone calls, the Internet or the mail requesting that you send money somewhere, often out of the country, for what seems to be a very honest and legitimate reason. These scam artists are very good and they often prey on your emotions to encourage you to send money.
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Suicide Prevention
Are you or someone you know feeling afraid, lonely, confused, depressed, helpless, hopeless or thinking of killing yourself? Do you need somebody to talk with? Call Suicide and Crisis Services at 408-279-3312.
Want to learn more about how to recognize the signs of someone at risk, taking those signs seriously, and knowing how to respond to them? Go to or call 1-800-273-8255 (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention). 

Tips for Parents: Underage Drinking in California. What Can You Do?
According to the California Governor’s Crime Prevention Advisory Council 52% of eighth graders and 80% of high school seniors have used alcohol at some time. 25% of eighth graders and 62% of high school seniors report that they have been drunk. How do you know if your teenager is using alcohol or drugs? How do teen drinkers obtain alcohol? How can you talk with your teen about the dangers of drinking? 
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Vehicle Theft - National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Report
DES PLAINES, Ill., June 21, 2011 – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reported today that 2010 continued the trend of declining national vehicle thefts for the seventh consecutive year. While the top five hot spots for 2010 showed an increase in thefts over the previous year, the other areas on the top 10 list actually had fewer thefts. 
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