Is crime on the rise in Queen Anne? According to SPD’s crime statistics, no, but some Queen Anne residents have been noticing a trend – in crimes and in repeat targets. Stacey writes:
I live on 1st Ave W and Denny Ave (Lower Queen Anne) and was wondering if you guys are hearing of an increase in robberies. Our building alone has been hit 3 times this week, from mail boxes being pried open, to cars being vandalized and storage bins robbed, and then last night all the open unit lock boxers were stolen, which contain entry keys. They think all in all it’s been around 2-3 people over the past week, seemingly with full building access. I’m curious to know if other buildings are having the same problems…
Another reader, Brandon, wrote in with a different kind of crime to report, one not uncommon to residents on the hill. He writes:
My neighbor had his car broken into Thursday/Friday between 11pm and 10am. There weren’t any signs of forced entry, though, which was surprising to both of us. In addition to his stereo face plate being stolen, every shred of paper including his garbage bag and his car’s
manual was taken. Sounds like the beginnings of an identity theft. This happened near W Emerson St. & 12th.
Have you noticed an uptick in crime in Queen Anne lately?