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RISHI KUMAR FOR US CONGRESS

Burglaries and Safety

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During my first term on the Saratoga City Council, I focused upon reducing crime in our city. By rolling out a series of innovative measures through my Neighborhood Safety Watch Program, I was successful in reducing burglaries by 41% - see adjacent table. This was the largest year to year drop in the history of Saratoga and the most significant drop compared to any other Silicon Valley city. As a result, I was re-elected to the Saratoga City Council with the most votes in city history.

Working with neighborhoods, holding hundreds of neighborhood meetings, we identified new neighborhood leaders who took charge. Residential burglaries and car break-ins have become a common occurrence. We observe an uptick with residential break-ins, car break-ins/thefts, phishing, identity thefts etc. This has created uneasy minds and a sense of discomfort when we are parking our cars or when we head out on our vacations.

As your Congressman, I will continue to fight crime in every city, delivering federal resources and collaborating actively with our local elected officials and law-enforcement.

As a person of color, I am cognizant of racial profiling and absolutely does not support this in any shape or form as part of the neighborhood safety protocols. This was part of our discussion at every neighborhood meeting conducted in my community.

Crime has gone up in many Silicon Valley cities. We observe an uptick with residential break-ins, car break-ins/thefts, phishing, identity thefts etc. This has created uneasy minds and a sense of discomfort when we are parking our cars or when we head out on our vacations. See the adjacent burglary stat table.

As a councilmember of Saratoga, Rishi has worked hard to reduce crime in his community with a series of innovative measures. Rishi dropped burglaries by 41% from 2016 to 2017. This was the largest year to year drop in the history of Saratoga and the most significant drop compared to any other Silicon Valley city. As a result, Rishi was re-elected to the Saratoga City Council with the most votes in city history. Rishi will ensure that as your congressman, he will make sure that we together drop burglaries in every city by replicating the success of Saratoga.

Rishi is cognizant of racial profiling and absolutely does not support this in any shape or form as part of the neighborhood safety protocol and tips. We have put together a handy cheat sheet with the Top 25 Safety Tips how to keep your home safe, tailored to your city:

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