COLUMBIA - The number of burglaries in 2013 has decreased compared to the past two years.
The Columbia Police Department said Wednesday morning there were 703 burglaries in 2013 compared to 784 burglaries in 2012, and 798 burglaries in 2011.
Columbia police said the burglaries reported do not appear to be concentrated in a certain area of town.
A total of 96 burglaries were reported in Columbia between Dec. 14, 2013, and this Janunary. This is an increase compared to the past four Winter Breaks.