Prevention tips let you enjoy the outdoors

Sliding glass doors can be an easy target; lock up, and place metal or wooden bars in the tracks to make entry harder.

Sliding glass doors can be an easy target; lock up, and place metal or wooden bars in the tracks to make entry harder.

Good weather gives you opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. It also gives some unscrupulous people the opportunity they are looking for to burglarize your home or car and take your valuable possessions. You cannot prevent 100 percent of the thefts, but there are steps you can take to minimize the potential problem.

According to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics: “victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property in 2009: overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,096.” Further the report indicates “burglaries of residential properties accounted for 72.6 percent of all burglary offenses.” Read More