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Lansing home invasions skyrocket for first six months of 2010

Police recorded 573 breaking and enterings. For January to June of this year, that number jumped to 640.

via www.wlns.com

Are private residences in Lansing becoming more vulnerable to emboldened thieves who break into your home whether or not it's occupied.

According to Darren Cunningham of WLNS.com, home invasions in the city have risen almost 12 percent for the first six months of this year, from 573 last year to 640 this year.

Is this just a blip on the local crime horizon or is it an indicator of a longer term negative trend?