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Posted on: May 20, 2013

[ARCHIVED] How to Prevent Vehicle Burglaries

Vehicle Burglary

Vehicle burglary is a common crime that happens in big cities, small towns and rural areas. A vehicle burglary is when a person illegally enters a vehicle he does not own with the intent
to commit another crime, usually theft.

Vehicle Burglary is most often a crime of opportunity. Our own carelessness is often causing
our vehicles to be broken into; however, you can minimize your chances of being a victim by taking
away the opportunity. Here are some tips to prevent the crime from happening to you.

1. Lock your vehicles and take the keys.
2. Park carefully in well lighted areas.
3. Use anti-theft devices.
4. Utilize your garage to park in.
5. Remove all valuables (GPS’s, Cell Phones, Laptops, Wallets, Tools,
Purses/Briefcases, CDs, money; etc)
6. Call 911 to report any suspicious activity.

Remember, there is no 100% fool-proof way to prevent all crime. You can make yourself less likely
to be a victim by following the above tips and using common sense.

Remember that you are an important partner in the fight against crime.

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