KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Burglaries increase in area. The number of burglaries is up by 8%. In the past 9 months there have already been more than 270 reported just in Kennewick compared to last years 250 for the entire year.
Officers are putting out safety tips to keep your home protected. They say keep a look out for any suspicious activity.
Officer John Greenough says "neighbor networking. Know them, tell them when you're going to be out of town. Let them know what vehicles you have so when they recognize one that's not familiar then they can call police or be alerted."
This is the highest number of burglaries we have had in the area since 2007. Police say at night turn on outside lights and make sure your doors are always locked.