Police Response to Burglary

Resident:

Elizabeth McCurly, Northwest Oklahoma City

 

 

Context: McCurly is unhappy with how police handled a burglary at her home. McCurly was devastated to find items were stolen from her home, and believes police did little to investigate the crime.


Response:

Paco Balderrama, Oklahoma City Police Department Spokesman

 

 

Context: Balderrama said burglary is one of the most common crimes in Oklahoma City, making up about 1,500 reports a month. He said crime dramas on TV create a misperception about what is possible when investigating a crime scene.


A Deeper Look:

Property Crimes in Oklahoma City

The chart below shows the number of property crimes reported to the Oklahoma City Police Department from 2010 to 2014. Hover over the bars to see the exact number of cases reported each year.


Source: Oklahoma City Police Department.

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