Cold Weather Decreases Crime

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

When the temperature drops here in mid-Michigan so do the number of crimes that occur.

Police in both Lansing and East Lansing say the number of calls coming in have decreased as well as the number of actual crimes.

Home invasion is one type of crime that Lansing police see less of during the months of December, January and February. The snow is too deep and the temperature is too cold.

Car larceny also dips down a bit despite all the people who leave their cars running but by early April, crime will be on the rise along with the temperature.

In East Lansing, Captain Juli Liebler says noise disturbance calls and disorderly complaints decrease during the winter months. The busiest time for the East Lansing Police Department is in the fall when students return to campus.


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