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Burglaries on the Rise in Ashland

Ashland BurglariesASHLAND, Ore. — Burglaries in Ashland have doubled this year, compared to last.

Police say it’s both homes and businesses that are taking a hit. The stats were gathered from the first seven months of this year. The chief says he’s not sure why burglaries are up, saying it could be a number of reasons.

“Our numbers are so small in Ashland we’re talking about difference between 35 and 52 – it’s not a lot. One person can make a lot of difference. Some of it might be an issues of lack of jail space in Jackson County where people are getting arrested and coming back out because the jail can’t hold them,” said Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness.

Though burglaries are up, the chief says violent crime is down from last year.