The national lockdown has affected crime rates all over the U.S. in different ways. The latest reports come from the Californian city of San Jose.
According to the San Jose Police Department Chief Eddie Garcia, there have been much fewer home burglaries than in the past weeks, with an overall decline in thefts and violent crimes, Kron4 reported on April 23rd.
However, there was a noticeable growth in commercial and school burglaries, since those facilities currently remain empty. Police have already made four arrests in connection with the most recent ones.
Domestic violence is what concerns the authorities the most since those cases are harder to track unless they are reported.
“We know that’s an under-reported crime and so we really have to stay vigilant in that particular area and ensure that we market our resources as well as we can to our victims and our survivors,” says Chief Garcia.