An alarming trend can be found in analyzing crime statistics in the Nassau County Police Department Fifth Precinct. Residential burglaries have skyrocketed by a whopping 90 percent.
According to the Nassau County Police Department crime statistics, residential burglaries went up from 33 reported in a time period from Dec. 25, 2007 to March 10, 2008 to 63 reported in a time period from Dec. 23, 2008 to March 9, 2009, an increase of 90.91 percent.
The trend of residential burglaries increasing seems to be county-wide. According to crime statistics, during the time period from Dec. 25, 2007 to March 10, 2008, there were 248 residential burglaries reported while from Dec. 23, 2008 to March 10, 2009, there were 323 reported, an increase of 30.24 percent.
- Joe Rizza