EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) - The Eugene Police Department recorded less crime at the 2012 track and field trials compared to what they saw in 2008.
EPD says the numbers may have to do with how much prevention they did.
In 2008, there were more than 80 burglaries, about 119 thefts and nearly 60 stolen vehicles. Most of the crime happened not at the trials but rather in surrounding areas around Hayward Field.
This year, in 2012, there were only 50 burglaries, 108 thefts and 23 stolen vehicles.
"We did things like a workshop for hotels and motels, we got a partnership built with them so they would put crime prevention flyers in all the hotel rooms. A lot of the crimes for our tourists were thefts from vehicles, them leaving their valuables in the car as they travel that kind of thing," Sargent Lisa Barrong, EPD, said.
Sargent Barrong said another factor was having a large presence around Hayward. They sent every officer from their crime prevention unit out to patrol specific beats.