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Tis the Season – For Burglaries and Break Ins

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Tis the Season - For Burglaries and Break Ins

Tis the Season – For Burglaries and Break Ins

Sadly, every Holiday season there is at least one tragic story on TV of a charity like Toys for Tots or the Salvation Army being the victim of a burglary. How can anyone  take something meant for the needy? Unfortunately thieves don’t take into account the time of year or the intentions of their victims when planning a heist. All they are looking for is an opportunity to steal with minimum risk of being caught.
What you don’t see on TV, are the thousands of home burglaries that take place in November and December. The FBI’s national crime statistics report over 400,000 burglaries during the Holidays. Tis the season of peace on earth, goodwill to men and, apparently, sweet pickings for thieves.
So, what can you do to keep from becoming a statistic this season? Here are a few tips from the National Crime Prevention Council:
A little common sense goes a long way when it comes to home security, but sometimes the hectic pace of the season causes us to forget. We hope that these tips serve as a reminder, and that your Holidays are safe and secure.

 


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