From 2013 to 2014, Overbrook saw a 17 per cent reduction in the number of police calls. During that time, residential break and enters in the area decreased by 31 per cent, and thefts from vehicles went down 50 per cent, according to Ottawa Police Service stats.
The police said overall crime is down in Overbrook, and the community is doing well in its response to incidents, including the recent shootings which the police believe are not indicative of the neighbourhood.
The Overbrook Community Association meeting held on February 19 also saw the announcement of Crime Prevention Ottawa being set to develop what it calls a "post-incident neighborhood protocol" within Overbrook in conjunction with the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre.
I told Ottawa Community News that: “This will allow for there to be a clear kind of procedure in how community resources can be utilized by people affected by crime."