How To Avoid Being Burglarized
Boise Police have issued guidelines on how to prevent theft and avoid being a victim of crime.The Treasure Valley is one of the safest communities in the country to live in. Compared to other cities in the Northwest or nationally, crime is not a significant issue. Most people in Idaho have to be reminded to lock their homes and car doors.
The Boise Police Department have issues some guidelines to help you avoid being a victim of crime.
Vehicle Burglary Prevention Reminders:
Most vehicle burglaries are crimes of opportunity. Taking extra precautions can greatly reduce the chance of becoming a victim. To help avoid becoming the victim of a vehicle burglary, you are urged to:
-A locked vehicle is safer. Remember to close the widows or sunroof, even when parking at home.
-Remove valuables from plain view, even if the vehicle is locked.
-Unless going straight home, store all shopping bags and other purchases in the trunk.
-Don’t leave a trace of items that may be hidden “out of sight”. For example: the suction cup on the dashboard may indicate there is a GPS inside.
-Do not leave the garage door opener in plain view.
-Carry registration and insurance cards with you or lock in the glove box.
-Remove all items from your car. They cannot be stolen if they are not inside your car.
-Don't leave car, house, or work keys in the vehicle.