Ballard’s fear of crime ranks higher than most Seattle neighborhoods

In the third annual Public Safety Survey released today by Seattle University, Ballard appeared near the top of the list of neighborhoods in the “fear of crime” category, especially at night. The 2017 survey (.pdf) gathered 6,454 responses citywide and split their answers into regions and neighborhoods. Survey categories include such things as police legitimacy, […]

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Man pleads not guilty to Ballard rape

Christopher Teel pleaded not guilty to first-degree rape and unlawful imprisonment in King County Superior Court on Wednesday, KING 5 reports. Court documents say Teel admitted to raping a woman in a bathroom at the Ballard Carter Volkswagen dealership earlier this month. Employees came to the victim’s aid and detained the suspect until police arrived. […]

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