If the frigid temperatures are forcing you to spend more time inside, you can bet the criminals are doing the same.
Cincinnati Police Lt. Col. Jim Whalen has seen it year after year. "Bad guys stay inside. There are fewer opportunities for crime and disorder and therefore fewer incidents occur and fewer people are out and about... that are even available to be victimized."
Whalen says he does see a decline in all types of crime at the onset of drastic weather changes.
The more dramatic the weather the more dramatic the effect.