Thanksgiving burglaries increase
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Department released the number of burglaries that took place in Columbia over Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, December 3.
A total of 34 burglaries took place in Columbia during Thanksgiving break which ran from November 21, 2014 to December 2, 2014. There were 28 residential burglaries and 6 commercial burglaries.
Last year there was only a total of 17 burglaries however there was a total of 40 burglaries in 2011. In 2012 that number decreased to 24 burglaries, with no commercial burglaries that year.
Columbia Police Department checked all 34 burglaries and found that all of the burglaries were not concentrated to a certain area of town.