Automobile burglaries took a dramatic turn downward to start the year. For the week of Jan. 4–10, 2021, there were 37 auto burglaries in the area covered by Northern Station, for a year-to-date total of 58. That’s a 64 percent drop from the 2020 year-to-date total of 181. For the first 10 days of 2021, robberies were down slightly from the previous year for the same time, dropping from 9 in 2020 to 8 in 2021.
But criminals giveth with one hand, taketh with the other. Other burglaries were 39 for the first 10 days of the year, up 70 percent from the 23 that were reported for the same time in 2020.