Burglars Are Christmas Shopping And Your May Be Their Next Stop
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Your local criminal is getting ready to do some Christmas shopping and he wants your gifts.
In California, for example, there were 22,400 burglaries in December 2015, (the latest statistics available) 18% more than the average month.
When you leave your home, keep lights on, close your drapes, and never leave packages on your front porch. Thieves will follow delivery trucks waiting for an opportunity to strike. Most online retailers send emails and text messages so purchasers know almost immediately when a package has been delivered.
It is important to have the right homeowner’s insurance in place in order for these kinds of claims to be covered. Call us for a free review.
Facts- These might surprise you! Provided by “Protect your home”
The typical burglar lives within 2 miles of the victim
Homes in the center of the block are more likely to be burglarized than corner houses
Most burglars are under age 25
Almost all (95%) burglars are male
A home without a home security system is three times more likely to be broken into
Criminals drive through neighborhoods looking for places to burglarize, if there’s newly fallen snow that hasn’t been shoveled, they figure the home is empty.
Get a security system
Stop your mail and newspaper if you are traveling
Limit landscaping close to your house
Don’t advertise your vacation on social media
Leave lights on when gone
Always lock your garden sheds and garages
Use a variable light timer to activate lights inside your home
Lock your doors and windows
If you gone, arrange for your lawn to be mowed
Have adequate exterior lighting
Theft From Vehicles
While you are in the store, criminals are in the parking lot looking for easy ways to get into your vehicle. Keep all packages in the trunk; always lock your car, park close to the store, and in a well-lit area.