Burglaries decrease over Thanksgiving holiday

Columbia police report burglaries down nearly 30 percent from last year

POSTED: 02:52 PM CST Dec 11, 2013    UPDATED: 03:00 PM CST Dec 11, 2013 
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COLUMBIA, Mo. -

Police in Columbia say crime over the Thanksgiving holiday was down compared to the previous two years.

Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 2, officers responded to 17 burglaries -- 15 residential and two commercial -- within city limits.

In 2012, Columbia police reported 24 residential burglaries over the week-long break.

And in 2011, there were 40 burglaries, including 36 home burglaries.