Do crime rates decrease during the summertime? Most people would assume that crime rates would decrease during the summer since families are more active, plan vacations, and aren’t always at home. You might be surprised but crime rates actually tend to increase as the temperature outside goes up. There is some speculation that crime sprees are more likely to occur during the summer time because there are more older children who are out of school and left unattended. Crimes start increasing as the summer drags on and teens or young adults get bored and don’t have anything to do. Often times groups of teens or young adults get caught up in the wrong crowd and take advantage of opportunities that are in front of them. It is also the time of year when families often let their guard down and don’t protect their home the way they should.
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