Over 50 people participated in State Senator John Curran’s (R-Downers Grove) virtual public safety forum Wednesday that took place on Zoom and was live-streamed to Facebook. Senator Curran was joined during the one-hour event by DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Lemont Police Chief Marc Maton.
“State’s Attorney Berlin shared some interesting crime statistics that showed areas where crime is decreasing and areas where problems persist or are increasing,” said Sen. Curran. “His presentation was followed by additional information provided by Chief Maton, who also offered crime prevention and safety tips. Throughout the event, participants asked some really good questions.”
Included in Berlin’s presentation were statistics showing a steady decrease in DUI cases and misdemeanors since 2015, but an alarming 250% increase in carjackings over the last two years, and an 84% increase in armed robberies over the last year. Click here to view the presentation slides.
“Thank you to Bob Berlin and Marc Maton for lending their expertise to this virtual event,” added Sen. Curran. “Those who participated received useful information and tips to help keep our communities and families safe from the region’s most prevalent crimes.”
Those who missed the Wednesday night event can view it on Sen. Curran’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/senatorjohncurran