A new report from the Riley County Police Department shows more thefts of motor vehicles in the month of July than at any other point of 2021.
Keys were left in five of the ten stolen vehicles in July.
The jump in thefts comes during a stretch that has seen double digit numbers of vehicles stolen in five months of the past year.
10 or more vehicles were stolen in each September, October, November and December of 2020.
There were also 16 burglaries from vehicles in the month of July and it’s projected that the number of those incidences will be more than seven-and-a-half-percent higher than the five year average.
The RCPD’s monthly crime update also highlighted that serious crimes are down seven-percent from the five year average.