A marked improvement in the enforcement of traffic regulations is likewise noted. Parking violations number 6,537 as compared with 4,022 in 1936. Moving violators apprehended – and these are the ones who cause accidents – numbered 2,395 as compared with 776 in 1936.
The school safety patrol reports that thirty-six of our schools have maintained their unmarred “no accident” records.
Arrests for the year numbered 12,902, an increase of almost 3000. This figure does not include the several hundred juveniles taken into custody during the year and turned over to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Recognizing the value of preventive and curative methods in matters affecting the welfare of juveniles who are in danger, a social agency, the Bureau of Juvenile Aid, under the supervision of a police lieutenant, has been established. With the development of the work of this bureau great progress should follow in the suppression of crime.