Auto Burglary

Ten Simple Tasks A Citizen Can Do To Prevent Their Car From Being Burglarized

  1. Close your windows & lock you doors (the simplest & easiest prevention technique).
  2. Don't leave valuables in plain view in your car.  Buy radios, tape and CD players that can be removed from your car or locked in the trunk
  3. Write down the make, model, and serial number of your property. The serial number can be entered into a law enforcement computer system if the item is stolen
  4. Park in well lit areas when possible
  5. Park where your car will be easily and frequently viewed by passing citizens
  6. Park in your garage if you have one
  7. Use a car alarm, it will alert anyone nearby
  8. Report suspicious persons to the police; when it doubt, call the police
  9. Be observant of what is going on around you, stay alert, and use good judgment to avoid becoming a victim. If you look distracted or unsure about yourself, you increase your chances of becoming a victim
  10. Report crimes to the police department as soon as possible