Crime Rates Rise With Summer Temperatures

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By Alabama News Network

Montgomery County Chief Deputy Derrick Cunningham says that children being home for the summer has a big impact on crime.

 
"You know in the summer months kids are out of school parents are at work, you've got a lot of people that are home in the community. You're going to have your burglaries. you're going to have your thefts."
 
But members in the community haven't seen a big impact in their neighborhoods yet. 
 
"It's been alright in my neighborhood. I hope it stays that way," said Montgomery resident Leisa Fuller.
 
"We haven't had that many in my neighborhood. I live over on the east side and we haven't had that many but there is some. We have a good neighborhood watch in my area that cuts down on a lot of the crime that we would have," agreed longtime resident John Crawford. 
 
What steps is the Sheriff's office taking to keep crime down in Montgomery County this summer?
 
"Well with us we try to beef up our patrols in our residential area, making sure they see more presence of law enforcement coming through the communitites because  they happen to see a lawnmower or a motorcycle sitting out. These are items that people tend to try to take," said Chief Deputy Cunningham. 

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