Portland seeing slower police response, more burglaries amid protests, data show
Slower police response times for reported burglaries amid the ongoing nightly protests in Portland, Ore., have business owners concerned that criminals may feel emboldened to commit crimes as law enforcement resources are shifted to combat the demonstrations that have, at times, turned violent.
The Portland Police Bureau responded to 473 burglaries in June, compared to 401 in June in 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively, KATU-TV reported.
The news outlet said three businesses were recently burglarized in the past three weeks by the same person. The first suspected burglary occurred on...