HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Car burglaries continue to spike in Hendersonville. Thursday night, residents met with police and aldermen, to talk solutions, and understand why the problem persists.
According to Hendersonville Police, there's been a rise year after year in these types of burglaries, going back to at least 2016.
Residents gathered at Merrol Hyde Magnet School on Thursday.
Police explained to the crowd that many times, these criminals are actually coming from Nashville, looking for an easy score.
"As Nashville continues to grow so much, the population is spreading outward," said Officer Jamie Owens, with Hendersonville Police. "It's spreading outward into Hendersonville, Mt Juliet, and all the surrounding communities."
"I think because people think we're an easy community to commit crime in," noted Latisha Jones, a longtime resident. "Great city, but gotta get the crime under control."
Police shared tips on how to be proactive when it comes to these crimes:
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