You are being reminded by the Lincoln Police Department to lock your vehicles and do not leave valuables inside, as larcenies from autos are expected to increase over the next few weeks.
Chief Jeff Bliemeister told KFOR News they are anticipating an increase in the number of larcenies from autos, based on historical data the last three years.
The data shows LPD will take an average of 4.6 calls for service a day for larcenies from autos through the end of April, with an increase continuing until mid-May when the number will top out around 7.5 calls per service.
However, Chief Bliemeister pointed out that a year ago, the number of larcenies from auto were low.
Here are some additional notes from the Lincoln Police Department:
From April 17 – May 31 during 2015-2017
More larcenies were reported from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. than other time.
Sunday was the lowest day of the week for victim’s to report larcenies to police.
Victims report Sunday is the highest day of the week in which the larcenies actually occurred.
61.4 percent of victims reported leaving the vehicle unlocked, resulting in $202,490 in losses.
More than 60 victims reported at least $1,000 in losses.