Crime expected to increase during summer months

Crime expected to increase during summer months
Police responded to a robbery at the Dollar General over the weekend. (Source: WALB)
Captain Tom Jackson said it's important for you to report something in your neighborhood if you think it's suspicious. (Source: WALB)
Captain Tom Jackson said it's important for you to report something in your neighborhood if you think it's suspicious. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As the temperatures increase, crime is expected to as well.

South Georgia law enforcement officials said statistically, more crimes happen in the summertime.

Police said you should be alert heading into the summer and always keep an eye out for your neighbors.

Both Albany and Dougherty County police said more people are out and about in the summer.

That means more crimes of opportunity are expected to occur.

Over the weekend, Albany police responded to several burglaries, some were stopped before the crime could take place.

Law enforcement agencies are reminding people to lock up their cars and other expensive items you may have in your yard.

"And then on top of that, in a few weeks, we'll have the kids actually get out for school too. And you have to be wary of that sometimes crime picks up with that, when they aren't in a structured environment," explained Dougherty County Police Captain Tom Jackson.

Police said if you see anything out of the ordinary happening in your neighborhood, report it. They said it's best for them to come out and check to see if there is anything illegal going on.

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