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Originally posted on The Cincinnati Insurance Companies blog:
Good weather gives you opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. It also gives some unscrupulous people the opportunity they are looking for to burglarize your home or car and take your valuable possessions. You cannot prevent 100 percent of the thefts, but there are steps you can take to minimize the potential problem.
According to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics: “victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property in 2009: overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,096.” Further the report indicates “burglaries of residential properties accounted for 72.6 percent of all burglary offenses.”
These statistics clearly show that we have to be very aware of the potential for theft and take necessary steps to minimize this crime.