How’s this for a slice of reality? Did you know that there are 23 cars stolen daily in Minnesota? In just over a year, there was a total of 8,400 reported car theft incidents in the local state. This amounted to a cumulative total of $21.3 million in stolen value.
Upon hearing this, the Minnesota Department of Commerce has released $3.8 million to help combat this rising threat. “Every year, auto theft impacts the lives and finances of thousands of Minnesotans, and steals from wallets of every consumer in the form of higher insurance premiums,” said Commissioner Mike Rothman.
What can you do to prevent auto theft?
Auto theft can be a costly nuisance. Aside from missing property, you will be facing insurance claims and official proceedings to move forward with your case. Which is why, as much as possible, you should prioritize establishing a fluid and rigid safety measures for your cars.
Technology can help deter auto theft
If your budget can allow it, tracking devices such as GPS systems can help you especially in terms of recovering your car. With a built in GPS device, you will have a better chance of getting a location and a possible identification of suspected car thieves.
Basic safety precaution
However, if you can’t afford to install expensive gadgets for your cars, instilling basic safety precaution is the next best thing. Simple tips like taking your keys from its ignition, locking your doors and windows and removing valuable items from your cars can make a world of difference.
Help spread awareness in your city
With this knowledge in hand, you can help keep your city safe by placing the copyright and trademark protected signs and designs on your property or in your area. You can also make custom sign donations to your local police department and they will disperse them to businesses and in parks and recreation areas. Hide Lock Take started as a proactive crime awareness program in Dallas. It has since become the most successful tool that travels around the country fighting crimes and making a difference. If you want to keep your city safe and educate the citizens let hidelocktake.com be your resource.