Where Summer Crime Spikes the Most
Some places actually experience slightly less crime in the summer. But for those with big increases, what are police doing about it?
October 22, 2014
by Mike Maciag
It’s common for law enforcement agencies to experience an uptick in crime during the summer months. Some city departments deploy extra officers when the weather warms up and crime rates rise. But in other, typically warmer areas, summer isn’t all that different than other seasons.
“It’s almost a cliché in the northeast that things get busier in the summer for police,” said Michael Maxfield, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. “They expect it.”
SOURCE: Governing analysis of 2010-2012 FBI UCR Data
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