Crime Rates Are Down Across Greater Lansing
Greater Lansing remains isolated at home to slow the spread of the coronavirus. And because of this, crime rates have been dropping across the region.
According to sheriffs in Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton counties, violent crime, drunk driving and vehicle crashes have fallen across the board.
According to the Lansing State Journal, the amount of crime reported in calls to police declined by about 14% in the Greater Lansing area in March 2020 compared to March 2019.
Calls about crime in Ingham County decreased by about 15%.
The Lansing Police Chief said that here in Lansing, violent crime fell from 289 incidents in March 2019 to 268 for the same time period this year.
There has been an uptick in property crime however.
One sheriff said he has seen a rise in larceny and burglaries. Lawnmowers and power equipment have been taken out of barns, and there's been a rash of larceny from vehicles, especially in Delta Township.
In Lansing, it appears that unsupervised teenagers are going out in the evenings and looking for vehicles that have property or keys in them. When people leave their keys in the vehicle, teens have been taking joy rides and abandoning the vehicle.