Thursday, September 6, 2007

Reducing Your Chances of Being A Victim of a Home Burglary

When a burglar breaks into your home, condominium, or apartment, your feeling of security is permanently shattered. If you are away from home, for more than one day:

1. Tell a friend or a trusted neighbor that you will be away from home for a few days.

2. Have a friend or neighbor put your garbage can out on garbage pick up day.

3. Have your grass cut as usual.

4. Have a neighbor or friend pick up your mail.

5. If your telephone number is listed, have your calls forwarded.

Although there are no guarantees that your home won't be burglarized, understanding how burglars choose their targets can reduce your chances of being their victims.

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