ROCKFORD (WIFR) – The number of burglaries in the city rose nearly 40% last month.
In March, there were 104 burglaries. In April, that number jumped to 144.
Overall, burglaries are down 12 percent this year. Unfortunately crime gets worse when it’s warm out, so as it’s tempting to let fresh air in the house, police remind us to keep doors locked and the garage door closed.