In Anderson City, police normally respond to five to ten car break ins each month. Right now, they're responding to 10 to 15 a week.
"I didn't hear them outside," says Kristin Jordan whose SUV was recently broken into.
Jordan's camera and a purse were stolen from the car. She had come home the night before from shooting a wedding and left her camera in her car by mistake. She says she locked it but a thief broke the rain guard and managed to pop the lock.
Jordan was shocked when she discovered the camera was missing.
"How am I going to tell the bride that all of her photos are gone?"Jordan says.
The bride's family is offering a reward for the return of the memory cards with the photos. They can be reached at (864)314-3705
Police are focusing extra patrols in the hardest hit areas. They remind people to always lock their car an take valuables with them.
Anderson County, Greenville County and Greenville City have all seen a rise in car break ins too. Anyone who sees anything is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC
Statesboro, GA Police have creating different Memes and posted them to their Facebook Page to remind people to lock their cars.