Burglaries are down because of what now?

Burgarlies are down in Wichita in recent months, primarily because the cost of methamphetamine has dropped significantly. Oversaturation is the primary cause, officials said.


State News

February 17, 2020 - 9:33 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A significant drop in methamphetamine prices led to a nearly 20% decline in Wichita burglaries last year, according to a police official.

Thanks to the low price of meth, the theft of guns and other items from inside vehicles also was down from 2018 to 2019, Wichita Police Department Deputy Chief Jose Salcido said last month at a Criminal Justice Coordinating Council meeting.

Meth now sells for $2,400 per pound,  the lowest price in 20 years, Salcido said.

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