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In almost half of all residential burglaries, thieves simply breeze in through unlocked doors or unlocked windows.
When you arrive home, if something looks questionable, like a slit screen, a broken window or open door - do not go in. Call the police from a cell phone or a neighbor's house.
When walking to your car at night, have your keys in your hand and be ready to open the door.
Try to avoid walking alone on the street after 9 p.m. If you must walk alone at night, use well-lit roads, with as much car traffic as possible, and walk near the curb.
THEFT FROM VEHICLES
The best and only way to prevent thefts from motor vehicles is never to leave valuables in your car unattended - particularly electronic goods such as cellular phones and laptop computers.
Be aware of the surroundings when walking down the street. Walk briskly and confidently.
At night, try to avoid walking alone, particularly after 9 p.m. Stick to main streets with as much car and foot traffic as possible.
Avoid areas with excessive trees and bushes, dark streets, alleys, and other "shortcuts."