Crime Prevention Awareness Campaign - The Stolen Collection
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PRESS RELEASE #120513
Subject : Crime Prevention Awareness Campaign - The Stolen Collection
Yesterday, December 4, 2013, the Newport Beach Police Department launched an eye-catching and innovative multimedia advertising campaign titled "The Stolen Collection". Through a variety of outdoor advertisements, local television broadcasts and online social media, the campaign will raise awareness about the issues of preventable crimes and property theft in Newport Beach. The Stolen Collection was designed to educate the community on property theft prevention and encourage residents to lock up and secure their valuables.
Mayor Keith D. Curry and Police Chief Jay R. Johnson kicked off the campaign this morning with a runway fashion show and question and answer session for members of the media. The six models walked the runway, posing as thieves with stolen purses, electronics, and accessories.
"This campaign has the potential to capture the attention of our Community," said Chief Jay R. Johnson. "We expect The Stolen Collection to raise awareness and reduce crimes of opportunity within the City. As a Community, we can greatly decrease our property crime rates, and save taxpayer dollars by taking the extra steps to lock up our valuables, cars, and homes."
Newport Beach is a safe city; violent crime rates are down by more than 30% this year. Property theft, however, accounts for over 96% of all reported crimes. Of those property thefts, more than 90% are preventable, involving unlocked cars, unsecured homes, and unattended personal property.
The Stolen Collection features models, posing as thieves with stolen goods, in the format and style of a designer fashion ad. The visuals are accompanied by the text "Secure your valuables or lose them." The multimedia campaign covers over 14 square miles with placement on local buses, bus shelters, and gas stations. A 30-second companion video will also air during previews at local cinemas as well as local television stations. A downloadable press kit and campaign PDFs can be found at stolencollection.com.
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