Crime estimated to increase as temperatures rise: How to protect your assets
As the temperatures continue to rise, more people are going outside and out of town for activities and vacations, leaving homes and cars unattended — often for days.
The change in weather is also the perfect opportunity to execute more crimes.
Between January and June 2012, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported property crimes varied across the nation. Burglary decreased 3.6 percent in 2012 when compared with 2011 data. Motor vehicle theft increased 1.3 percent, and larceny-theft offenses remained virtually unchanged.
Here are a few quick and inexpensive tips to keep your family and belongings safe:
>>Photo: April 2013 heat map of stolen vehicles and where they happened near Salt Lake City.<<
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