We’ve all long been aware that during the warmer summer months, crime rates seem to soar. Is it just our imaginations, or do violent and property crimes really escalate during summer? Unfortunately, increased crime as the temperatures heat up is a fact. According to a Department of Justice report, burglaries are 10.5% more common during the summer than in winter months.
Law enforcement professionals strongly believe that as temperatures rise, so do the number of violent crimes. In fact, according to a June 2015 report at the Chicago Tribune, murders were already up by 20% in New York over the same period in 2014, and shootings up 10% over that same time.