KENNEWICK, Wash. - With the fun in the summer heat also comes an increase in crime according to Kennewick police. They said they're prepared for what the heat may bring.
When it's hot all day and cool in the evenings officers said that's when they see an increase in domestic fights and mischief from kids.
But what about the more violent crimes? The city of Kennewick has seen several brutal murders for the past several years, all during summer months. Police said heat and crime are likely connected.
There are steps you can take to protect yoursef during the summer. Taking proactive steps such as always lock up your belongings and home, even when it's hot, can help keep you safe.