Some crimes are spiking in America’s major cities

Robberies and burglaries dropped more dramatically in Los Angeles than some other major U.S. cities, perhaps because it closed non-essential businesses and told people to stay at home earlier than other cities, said Charis Kubrin, a professor of criminology at the University of California, Irvine. “Property crimes are crimes of opportunity and with most businesses closed, there are simply fewer opportunities,” Kubrin said.