Crime in Leesburg and How to Help

Two cops pull over citizen to inspect vehicle. These two men are on duty by making sure no one is entering or leaving in a stolen vehicle. Officer, Allen Barnhill says,

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Two cops pull over citizen to inspect vehicle. These two men are on duty by making sure no one is entering or leaving in a stolen vehicle. Officer, Allen Barnhill says, "Over the years, entering autos are becoming more frequent."

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Lee County is a small town with a large population. The crime rates in Leesburg are fortunately not as bad as it is in its surrounding areas, however the things that go unnoticed are becoming more frequent.

Police and correctional officer of twenty years, Allen Barnhill said, “I do not think the crime rate has went up or down in the city of Leesburg. The biggest crimes we see is domestic violence and entering autos.”

Domestic violence can occur in households of people’s closest friends, yet it still goes unnoticed. More and more calls are becoming common with these types of cases because it is easy to be overlooked. According to verywellmind.com, “Alcohol/drug abuse is almost always the reason for domestic violence in a home.” Ways to reach out to someone you might notice is having these issues is too just let them know you are there for them. Showing companionship for others goes a long way. According to Barnhill, entering autos is another populous crime in Leesburg which consist of breaking and entering into a vehicle with the intent to commit a theft or felony. Ways to prevent these cases is to make sure cars are locked and that any personal information is not visible from someone looking inside of another’s car.

Leesburg has always been considered a safe community, but to keep it that way, people must stay alert and available to anyone’s circumstances regardless of how it appears on the outside.

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