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 
Columbia Thanksgiving burglary map

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.