CRIME PREVENTION TIP: Thieves avoid the spotlight.
At home, exterior lighting should allow 100 feet of visibility. Whether it's being able to see out or for your neighbors to be able to see the area around your house from the outside, good exterior lighting is a big deterrent to nighttime thieves who do not want to be exposed. More times than not, it's a neighbor who spots suspects and reports it to the police, so make your home visible and, particularly, any possible entry way, visible day or night.
On the go, park in well-lit parking areas. Not only does it make your vehicle a less tempting target, but it improves personal safety when entering and exiting the car.