Recently I learned from some of our neighbors that their homes were broken into this month. Burglary leaves us feeling vulnerable and violated. Tips to minimize your risk.
If you are a victim of a crime, it’s important to report it. Research has shown that reporting crimes to police reduces likelihood of future victimization.
Read more about the study here.
In most cases burglaries occur during the daytime when people are away at work or school. Statistically 70% of the burglars use some amount force to enter a dwelling. However burglars prefer to gain easy access through an open/unlocked door or window.
Although home burglaries may seem random in occurrence, they actually involve a selection process. The burglar’s selection process is simple. Choose an unoccupied home with the easiest access, the greatest amount of cover, and with the best escape routes.
The Albuquerque APD Crime Prevention dept. recommends everyone who witnesses a crime in progress or notices suspicious activity to observe and report from a place of safety. Do not confront an offender unless you or your neighbors are in immediate danger.
If you or your neighbors witness a crime in progress or observe suspicious behavior, call 911 (emergency) or 242-COPS (non-emergency). Also, the number for APD reports, records, or information pertaining to an incident is 768-2020.
The Annual Fair West Neighbor Association Meeting is Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00 at the Alice Hoppes African American Pavilion at the State Fairgrounds. Hope you will consider joining us to make Fair West a safer, cleaner, and more enjoyable place to live and work.