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Presentation designed to lower rental property crime in Tippecanoe Co.

National statistics show 75 percent of crimes happen in rental properties. That's why Tippecanoe County Project Safe Neighborhoods is offering advice to property owners and managers.

Posted: Nov 12, 2019 5:11 AM
Updated: Nov 12, 2019 6:30 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind, (WLFI) — A local group is fighting crime with education.

National statistics show 75 percent of crimes happen in rental properties. That's why Tippecanoe County Project Safe Neighborhoods is offering advice to property owners and managers.

A presentation called, "How to Keep Illegal Activity Out of Rental Properties" will teach ways to fight crime in rentals.

Prosecutor Pat Harrington said it just makes sense to offer the free program.

"These techniques, some of them actually cost nothing to implement on their properties," he said. "Others are minimal costs, and their proven to reduce crime this area."

Harrington said preventing problems can be as simple as making visitors check in.

"The majority of problems on rental properties is not usually the tenant, it's the individual that's visiting them," added Harrington. "It makes sense because that person has no ties to the community, it's not their property, they're not going to get evicted.">

The presentation is Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office.
That address is 111 N 4th St., Lafayette.

Rental property owners, managers and personnel must register by email before the event.

Registration requests must be sent to Kathryn Redd at tcpsnin@gmail.com. You must include your name, personal address, name of rental property or properties your represent, number of rental units you own/manage, your office and mobile phone numbers and preferred email address.

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