The Burglar's Perspective
- Most burglars are not skilled professionals.
- The majority of burglaries are committed by youth 18 years of
age and under.
- Burglars are looking for "easy targets" such as:
- Unoccupied home;
- Open doors and windows;
- Homes and fences that hide themselves from neighbors and
- Homes without adequate locks or lighting.
- They are looking for items easily sold for cash that have no
identifying numbers or marks.
- Daytime hours are the most popular times for residential
- Most burglaries occur in homes where a door or a window was not
- The more your home appears to be "target hardened," the more
likely it is a burglar will look for an easier property.
(There is always plenty to choose from!)
~ By taking some simple precautionary steps,
chances of becoming a victim of a crime are significantly reduced. ~
Absolutely no valuables
should be left in plain sight in an unoccupied vehicle regardless if it
at your residence or elsewhere. Keep valuables out of sight by
locking them up in the trunk or by bringing them with you. Even
loose change can be a temptation! Lock your car and keep your
windows closed. Use a mechanical locking device that attaches to
your steering wheel. It is a strong deterrent to auto thieves. When possible, park in a well lit area at night.