Reduce your risk of burglary

Sheriff’s deputies hunt down a car thief during a 2021 investigation. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Many cities, towns and unincorporated areas in Southern California have seen an increase in residential burglaries, according to FBI Crime Statistics. From cars, jewelry, tools, weapons and other valuables, nothing seems safe from thieves.Research has even shown that burglars are more likely to return to the surrounding areas where they are apprehended within a short time period to commit more crimes, experts say.Most of these crimes occur when residents are not home.The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department advises using timers on lights, radios and televisions to give the impression that the home is occupied.Be aware of your home’s points of entry such as rear sliding doors and second-story balconies. Increase lighting and add motion sensor lights to front and rear en
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