Officers confirmed they always see a spike in crime during the summer months.
They say things like longer daylight hours, more people keeping busy, and schools being out are the main contributing factors.
And while there is no solid evidence supporting the heated crime trend, Police say it just makes sense.
"Probably on a baseline, we all feel like there may be some accuracy there," say APD Chief of Police Stan Standridge, "But, as it relates to some of the recent crimes that we've had in Abilene, I would imply that one of the determining factors involved in those are typically alcohol, drugs, those types of factors."
Chief Standridge says APD prepares for the busy months, and even uses student resource officers to help patrol the city during their summer vacation.