Number of burglaries dropping in Burlington, police say – Fox 44

Police say the burglary rate decrease is due to better policing and more security systems. Could reduction in opiate abuse also be reason?

β€œThe department said the number of burglaries annually has decreased 73 percent since 2012, when officers investigated 395 burglaries citywide. Police said timely intelligence about suspected burglaries, quick response by patrol officers and better evidence-collection techniques have contributed to the steady decline. The proliferation of affordable security cameras and other anti-theft technologies has also helped.

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