Traffic Mishaps and Crime Up in Greenville

The Greenville Police Department says they are having several problems related to the holidays, a rise in crime and traffic accidents.

According to police, armed robberies, strong armed robberies and shop lifting are all up this holiday season. The department says they are putting more officers in the malls and shopping centers to help slow the problem.

Lawmen say traffic accidents are also a problem, with many people driving in from surrounding areas to shop. Authorities recommend taking your time while traveling, and be a defensive driver.