Suburban Crime Vs. Big City Crime - Compare Your Risk

Article Posted by Expert Author: Emma Prior  on 09/11/2013

It's a common misconception that the largest cities in the U.S. have the highest crime rates. While in some cities this is true, it's also true that homes in smaller areas and even the suburbs can have a higher risk of break ins than larger cities.

Remember that no matter how much crime is going on around you, or how little is, it only takes one burglar to decide your home is a good place to rob for you to be at risk. As a result, it's important for people in both large cities, small cities, and even the suburbs, to protect their home. Home security systems Dallas can not only protect you in the event a burglar decides to rob your home, but a comprehensive system can actually prevent your home from being a target.

Whether a large or small town, burglars are more likely to break into a home that doesn't appear to be protected. As a result, the very fact that you have a security system may be what prevents you from ever needing it.

 

Is There More Crime In Certain Areas?

One question asked by many homeowners is whether rural or urban areas have more crime. If you look at data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, you might see that there was a decrease in the amount of violent crime in both city cores and suburbs, with a greater decline in crime in the suburbs.

According to the report, much has been done to make neighborhoods safer over the past two decades. And the result has been the greater decrease in crime in suburban areas.

Statistics Don't Lie

One popular statistic is that a burglary occurs every fifteen seconds in the United States. And the scary part is that by not having some kind of system installed in or around your home to thwart burglars, you are three times as likely to be burglarized. Considering that the average dollar loss in a burglary goes beyond $1600, the financial expense of installing some sort of alarm system for your home may well be worth the cost.

Stay Secure, Whether In The Country Or City

Always be aware that crime can occur anywhere at any time. That being said, ensure all of the doors and windows on your home are locked, even when you are at home. Should someone come to the door, refuse to open it until the visitor has identified themselves. A peephole or window located near the door can help you verify visitors.

Using social media to share things like your routine is not a good idea. This kind of information can be seen by hundreds of people, and could lead to your home being burglarized. The same is true about sharing vacation information online. The best thing to do in this case is to wait until you've returned to share comments and photos from your holiday.

Comparing Security Costs The Right Way

If you're considering an alarm system for your home, comparing online offers is a good way to find out how much home security systems Dallas would charge you without having to spend hours finding out. But when you’re looking for a security company, you must ensure that they offer you not only a security system that's effective, but one that also has several useful features and terrific customer service in addition to an affordable price.

And of course, any company you choose to do business with must be properly licensed and insured to provide these services to you. Otherwise, your home could lose value and some of your insurance claims could be voided if the company you're working with isn't properly certified.

It's important to stay one step ahead of the unscrupulous people who want to enjoy illegal gain at your expense.  At The HSS Geek we help you consider all of the scenarios that you may not have thought of up front so that you can be prepared for the worst.  At the other end of the spectrum, though, is you don't want to spend all of your emotional energy thinking about "what if".  In reality, you can probably employ a couple of key tricks to cover most of what "could" happen.

 


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