Monday: Burglaries last year expected to hit 6-year low
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The number of burglaries reported in Tulsa last year is expected to hit a six-year low.
Burglary Sgt. Shellie Wood-Seibert attributes the drop to increased teamwork within the unit and throughout the police department.
Residential and commercial burglaries exceeded 7,000 in 2010 and 2011, but the unofficial total for 2012 sits at 6,367, Wood-Seibert told the Tulsa World during a recent interview.
Reports tend to trickle in, especially through the department’s website, for days or weeks after a burglary so that number could increase slightly, she said.
The total does not include incidents of burglary from vehicles, which are classified as larcenies.
The total number of larceny reports in Tulsa is expected to level out near 12,253, which is 117 more incidents than the previous year. Burglaries from vehicles accounted for 44 percent of larcenies in 2012, according to the department’s data.
Read more in Monday's Tulsa World.