Jacksonville can be a great place to live with a consistently warm sunny temperature and beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, a downside is the city’s property crime rates, including burglaries. Despite falling numbers in crimes over the past few years, property crime rates still remain higher than the national average. The good news is that most burglars are inexperienced and easy to thwart. By taking some simple precautions, you could avoid becoming a victim of a home burglary.
The 2017 preliminary Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics report from the FBI showed an overall decrease in property crime rates throughout the United States. This continues the trend from the previous year’s report. However, this report shows that the Jacksonville area continues to experience significant increases in property crimes, which includes burglary. Now, more than ever before, the need to keep your home and family safe from break-ins is something you should be concerned about.
When you think of securing your home for your family’s safety, your main priority is to keep intruders from gaining access to the inside of your home. But to completely burglar-proof your home, you need to protect not only inside your home, but also your backyard from unauthorized access to keep you, your family, and your belongings safe. Your backyard can be very attractive to would-be thieves and give them access to commonly stolen items, such as bikes, patio furniture and barbecue equipment.
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