Lincoln police say ‘9 p.m. routine’ is helping cut down thefts and burglaries this year

There have been fewer thefts and burglaries in Lincoln this year and police say it’s thanks to raising awareness on social media.

 

They call it their 9 p.m. routine. Every day they send out a social media message reminding people to lock their doors, shut their garages and remove all valuables from their vehicles before locking them too.

Ever since they started it there’s been a 14% drop in car break-ins and a 7% drop in home burglaries.

“It makes an impact. It allows us to redirect resources otherwise dedicated to following up on these crimes to other issues in Lincoln,” said Chief Jeff Bliemeister.

 

Police say the number of guns stolen from cars also dropped significantly, from 48 to 21 stolen.

If you want to get these reminders, follow the Lincoln Police Department on Twitter and Facebook.

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