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Crime trends change with more people staying home

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Posted at 4:48 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:48:34-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — With more people changing their daily routines over the last few weeks, police said there have also been changes in crime trends.

Colorado Springs Police said while burglary reports are up this year, break-ins have flattened over the past three years.

While theft from things like unlocked cars and open garage doors is still an issue, CSPD said they have seen a spike in a different problem.

"There's an increase in commercial burglaries, burglaries of new construction, and construction sites. We're seeing a large increase in those type of burglaries," said Lt. Jim Sokolik.

CSPD said there is another disturbing trend, in that theft from homes is happening even when someone is at home.