Medford Police say there were 31 residential burglaries in Medford in November

1Medford, Ore.- The number of residential burglaries in Medford for the month of November may be higher than you would expect – 31. Medford Police say there’s a reason for that.

“Do we have an epidemic? No. But is it something that we take serious? Absolutely,” Lt. Justin Ivens of Medford Police says.

According to MPD, the high number of residential burglaries isn’t because of the holidays. They say that the numbers fluctuate randomly. Regardless, Medford Police says that it’s important to be aware that the way burglaries happen in Medford is changing.

“People think when they hear burglary that this is something that’s occurring during the night while people are asleep in bed,” Lt. Ivens explains, “Those types of burglaries just almost don’t happen anymore. We’re seeing a lot of daytime burglaries.”

Medford Police also say that if you’re traveling for the holidays, be sure not to make it obvious.

“Anytime you can give that appearance that someone is home that’s absolutely gonna help,” Lt. Ivens says.

And if you’re expecting packages or mail this holiday season prepare for it in advance.

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