The possibility of being a victim of violent or property crime is higher in Charlotte than the North Carolina average. The rate of a violent crime is 6.93 for every of 1,000 residents for Charlotte compared to 3.57 in North Carolina statewide, while the national median is 3.8. Furthermore, the chances of being a victim of property crime in Charlotte is 1 in 26 compared to 1 in 36 in the rest of the state of North Carolina.
Common crimes include guns stolen from cars and break-ins at business premises and homes. To help reduce crime rates, learn more about what burglars say about their crimes and how safes help deter criminality.
What Burglars Think About When Stealing Your Cash and Valuables
A news article reveals what burglars think about when conducting their crimes. Knowing their thoughts reveal security flaws and result in security plans which can reduce break-ins. WCNC recently asked convicted burglars what they think about and do before and during a theft. They noted that an NRA sticker on the vehicle means there are guns inside it or in the home. Furthermore, once inside the premises, they go to the bedrooms first because safes, cash, guns, and jewelry are most likely to be stored in there. Afterwards, they check the stove, freezer, fish tank, and toilet tanks for hidden valuables.
Some burglars said an alarm system or dog may stop them, but others would go ahead and break in because throwing food to dogs will usually make them behave. Testimonials like these reveal that burglars are either easy or difficult to stop depending on their experience and motivation. If they know it is nearly effortless to break in without getting caught, they will proceed with their crimes. Otherwise, unknown difficulties while inside the premises may change their mind and cause them to look for easier pickings elsewhere.
How Safes Prevent Burglary
Safes may prevent burglary but they must be reinforced or thieves will just carry them off. First, you should have a gun safe in your car if you own one as gun thefts from cars have been rising recently in Charlotte, NC and other parts of the U.S. The vault must be metal strapped to the passenger seat or another part of the car itself for greater security. Second, have a professional locksmith install a safe in your home. A locksmith would also recommend anchoring safes to walls for additional security. Third, a locksmith may suggest installing bolts on doors and windows to prevent criminals from breaking into the premises in the first place. In other words, keep your safes safe too.
Gun and property owners can help reduce crime rates by getting expertly installed safes. Safes are definitely not the sole answer to burglary but, properly set up, may decrease the motivation of a thief who wants an easy in-and-out crime.
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