Coeur d’Alene crime up in 2012

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by Cole Heath & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 12:01 PM

COEUR D’ALENE-- Investigators in Coeur d’Alene say they're dealing with an alarming spike in crime and as summer continues officials say that number could climb even higher.

Thefts are up almost 40% compared to previous years.  Officials say they are seeing a jump in car and business break-ins.

Car burglaries are up compared to last year, with 257 reported. That is a 2% spike from last year.

Records show residential burglaries are up more than 30% compared to last year, with 140 reported this year.

Business burglaries doubled over the past year, especially from may to June when break-ins went from five to ten. There were only four in January.

Crime is up 40% in 2012 compared to years passed in Coeur d’Alene.

           

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