For a while it seemed as though 2011 was going to skip summer altogether. But now that it’s here it’s worth reminding oneself that the likelihood of your being criminally victimized has just gone up.
Sadly, summer almost always sees a spike in criminal activity in these parts.
The very fact that schools are closed for a couple months is only part of the explanation for a bump in summertime crime.
People socialize outdoors more. They drink more and stay out later as the days are longer and the nights are warmer. You’re likely to come into contact with more strangers in social settings during the summer than the rest of the year combined.