Calls to Turlock’s police and fire departments have dropped 20% during coronavirus stay-at-home orders, reports show.
The closure of non-essential businesses and police prioritizing staff duties contributed to the dip, said Turlock Police Chief Nino Amirfar. However, some crimes, such as disturbances and domestic violence, have increased slightly.
“There are less people out and less opportunity for criminals to victimize individuals,” Amirfar said in an email to The Bee. “The result is a lower volume of calls for service. However, there are still opportunities to burglarize businesses and vehicles and we have seen a slight uptick in those areas.”
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