Summer Time Criminals Are Here

#Summer crime rates increase substantially for #larceny and #burglary. These household #crimes tended to be higher in the summer than during other seasons of the year, in large part because many people travel and take vacations this time of year. There are a few things you can do to minimize your exposure to these summer crimes.

1). Don’t tell everyone that you’re going out of town. This means don’t post anything on your social media that you’re going out of town until you return home.

2). Put your outdoor lights on a timer so it looks like you’re home even when you’re not.

3). Let your neighbors know, if you trust them, that you’re going out of town so that you can have eyes on your home when you’re not around.

4). Have someone pickup your mail and newspapers so that it’s not obvious that you’re not home.

5). Get an alarm system. It doesn’t have to be fancy, just something that will notify you and the police if someone has broken into your home. This can cost as little as $20 per month.

6). Put a couple inside lights on a timer so that it looks like someone is home.
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