Burglaries and break-ins are increasing in the Southern district but police are unable to say why. In a written response to questions from Otago Daily Times regarding concerns that Otago was suffering from a spate of burglaries and break-ins, Southern District prevention manager Inspector Matenga Gray admitted they were on the rise. The increase in burglaries and break-ins makes sobering reading for Dunedin, Queenstown-Lakes and Central Otago residents. That said, the number of reported burglaries and break-ins remained steady in Invercargill, and decreased in the Gore, Clutha and Waitaki districts. They also did not specifically respond when asked why the numbers of burglaries and break-ins in the Southern district were not decreasing, as they were nationally.
Source: Otago Daily Times May 16, 2018 16:52 UTC