For a hot second there was a trend that local officials used to reassure the populace . . .
The spike in violent crime wasn't translating to other offenses like burglaries or theft . . . Now that fun fact seems to have faded as local crooks seem more brazen whilst economic circumstances grow dire.
On the bright side, we note a helpful reference point and something to consider when attempting to protect your property from crooks . . .
"More than 80% of stolen vehicle and car burglary cases in Overland Park involve unlocked vehicles"
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
A consistent rash of car burglaries around the Kansas City area has law enforcement working many cases.Early Tuesday morning, video surveillance showed a woman trying to open vehicle doors on driveways in the upscale Westlake neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas.According to KCK police detectives, when a neighborhood resident saw the couple breaking into his vehicle, he chased after them.