The St. Thomas police are reporting an up-tick in break-ins and larceny of motor vehicles between January 1 and September 6 this year, when compared to the same period last year.
Reported break-ins have jumped from 41 to 64, for the period under review.
At the same time, murders have seen a dip going from 21 last year to 8 this year over the period, while shootings recorded a slight decrease with 12 incidents reported between January and September 6 this year, compared with 16 for the same period, last year.
Deputy Superintendent Berisford Williams of the St. Thomas police says the spike in break-ins and larceny of motor vehicles have become a cause for concern.
DSP Williams says the police will be increasing their presence in the areas of concern, which include Lyssons, Morant Bay, and Port Morant.