Analysis of Crime in Sun City Anthem through June 2022
Henderson is rated the second-safest large city in America. Many thanks to our Henderson Police Department and our Neighborhood Watch Program volunteers! Even better, our SCA crime rate is only a quarter of Henderson’s. In SCA, the annual likelihood of any home experiencing a crime is less than half of 1%.
· Through 6 months of 2022 we have had 13 burglaries and 3 thefts for our 7,144 homes. For comparison, we had 17 burglaries in all of 2021. Burglaries are up in 2022!
Where did the crimes occur?
· The 13 burglaries occurred in Canyon Crest (4), Tall Mesa (3), and 1 each in Big Sky, Foothills, Golf Mesa, Hillside, Pinnacle and Westridge.
· The 3 thefts were: Theft of wallet at an evening event at Anthem Center, a vehicle break-in at Anthem Center parking lot, and the theft of iPhone from the gym at Anthem Center.
When did the crimes occur?
· Three of the burglaries occurred when the owner was out of town.
· The rest occurred when the residents were out for local trips, often as brief as 20 minutes, during the afternoon or evening hours.
How did the crimes occur?
· Five were through the front door
· Five were through windows
· Three were through the sliding-glass door.
· A crowbar was often used
· INSTALL VIDEO MONITORING, ESPECIALLY A VIDEO DOORBELL! There was no video monitoring in place, except for one case where it deterred the burglars.
· KEEP VALUABLES AND GUNS IN A SECURE SAFE! In all cases, stolen valuables and guns were not stored in a secure safe or other secure areas.
· DO A HOME SECURITY CHECK: SCA website under Home Security Tips, HPD come to your home to do a checkup, follow the checklist by HPD.