ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Rockford Police say car burglaries are down in several parts of the city, but some people who fall victim are doing one thing that makes it easier for criminals.
Police say on Rockford's east side, there were 17 car burglaries in the past month. In eleven of those, officers say the cars were unlocked. Police say many of the crimes are happening overnight, when people are asleep.
Officers also say they they're working to make the numbers even lower, but going door-to-door and reminding families to keep their doors locked at all times.