Warmer weather means an increase in crime. Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison warns citizens to be on the look out for more criminal activity. Harrison says that specifically theft can be more of an issue during the summer. He says that it's do to an increase in activity, whether that's going on vacation or just going out during the day. He says a lot of theft is based off of opportunity, and that if it's not easy or worth the effort criminals will be deterred. Harrison has some tips so you can help prevent theft form happening to you.
Harrison says they see an increase in car accidents during the summer as well, do to more people on the road. He says to make sure to always be on alert when you are driving.