Property crimes down by 51 percent in the City of Biloxi

Despite dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a decline in property crimes for the City of Biloxi.

According to the Biloxi Police Department, there’s a 51 percent drop in property crimes compared to this time last year and the decrease is 38 percent below the five year average. In addition to that, Biloxi police are also happy with how the nightly curfew is going.

Major Chris De Back tells News 25 the additional police patrols have been working to ensure everyone is doing their part to limit crime and the spread of the Coronavirus. “We are asking everybody to stay at home just like the governor issued order. If you need to get out to go to the grocery story, there’s certain times where these stores are open. If you need to go to the doctor or anything like that, we ask that you go to anything like that, we ask that you go to those places and then go back home. Don’t hang out in violation of those orders.”

As of yesterday, 45 people have been stopped by police after 11 p.m. since the curfew started.

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