When it comes to house security and theft, a large number of people try hard to ensure that their belongings are safe and protected. The problem is, no matter how cautious you can be, there are really some instances where you thieves will always find a way to steal the important possessions you have. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, burglary is the unlawful entry of a certain structure in order to commit a theft or a felony. To categorize it as a burglary, the use of force is needed.
there are several reasons why a house can be very susceptible to theft. First, the house is old and is already experiencing structure issues, making it easier for the thieves to invade the house. If you happen to experience the same problem, it is advised that you consult a professional house inspection and hire a repair contractor to resolve the issues.
The following are the United Stated FBI statistics in the year 2017:
- Burglaries in the United States had accounted for more than 18 percent of the estimated number of property crimes.
- More than half of this percentage involved forcible entry, 6.3% were attempted forcible entry, and 36.2 percent were unlawful entries.
- Burglaries in residential buildings and places account for more than 67% of burglary offenses.
- The victims of burglary have suggested property losses accounting to $3.4 billion in the year 2017 alone.
Burglary is a crime of opportunity, and this is the very reason why burglars and thieves do not spend a lot of time searching for the possessions in the house, and they typically resort to obvious locations. This means that hiding your possession in the places they are least suspecting is effective to prevent burglars from finding your possessions like money and jewelry.
The perfect and ideal locations also depend on the size of the objects or materials. The following are the best places you can secure your objects and valuable possession.
1.A false VHS carton or tape – no one watched VHS tapes anymore and if you put your important possessions there, the thieves and burglar will be unknowing that you hide valuable things there. However, make sure that your tapes are many. Few tapes can be a clue that you are hiding something there.
2.Books – having many books on shelve can be very tedious for the burglar to search there. Also, thieves and burglars can be very unsuspecting when you hide your possession in a hollow book. Just remember to also follow the rule in place number one. Few books can be a clue to the thieves.
3.Freezer while being wrapped in an aluminum foil – important documents can also be stored in this way. In fact, paper currency and documents are best stored in the freezer while they are wrapped in an aluminum foil in case of a fire emergency.
Other things you can do:
Under the plastic liner of a kitchen or bathroom trash can
False container places under the sink, kitchen cupboard, and in the bathroom.