Break-ins are increasing in the area, police say, and they’re identifying reasons why.
Milton Police, in a Friday Facebook post on the department’s page, say there has been an increase in the number of home and car break-ins over previous recent years due to a rise in the number of heroin and prescription pill users, an increase to the price of precious metals and an increase of pawn shops in the area.
So far this year there have been 78 residential and 131 car break-ins through August 31, according to the post. These numbers are up from 69 and 60, respectively.
Milton averages 45 to 50 house break-ins per year, the post says.
“The important factor for all of us as we have stated so often, involves the collective effort of residents and the police department working to maintain the quality of life we enjoy in Milton,” the post says.