Police believe criminals think officers won't get out of their cars to check rooftops.
Ten vehicle safety checkpoints, partly influenced by a focus on Vision Zero, helped increase arrests.
"We want to help those people before they become a victim," the commanding officer said.
Burglaries have jumped 39 percent, partly driven by thefts of new appliances and tools, police say.
Scammers are stealing money from Brooklyn businesses through an elaborate debit card scam, police say.
Police say local residents in Boerum Hill are inviting burglars into homes by leaving doors unlocked.
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