Nebraska has an average car theft rate of 197 for every 100, 000 cars. Though the numbers fluctuate every year, the state saw an increase of car theft incidents in 2010, whereas it experienced 3,614 car theft incidents, compared to just over 3,509 in 2009.
The numbers might seem harmless, but don’t forget that auto theft appears in various forms. It’s a criminal act that can happen anywhere, and anytime. In the case of carjacking, it can happen in a blink of an eye.
Just take this real life incident as a cautionary tale. A mother left her son in her car, while she went into a convenience store for a few minutes. In that short span of time, thieves had broken in and drove away with her car while her son was still inside. Although the car was not recovered, fortunately the little boy was released by the car thieves, 10 miles from the crime of origin.
Protect yourself from car theft
Incidents like this should help motivate us in keeping a rigid set of protection for our cars and our loved ones. The story above should serve as a glaring answer, on why we shouldn’t leave our kids or other loved ones with a running car. Car thieves are always on the lookout for cars that have lax security features and they are more than happy in taking advantage of this.
The best car safety tips are basic in structure. Simple things like always locking your car doors, taking out your valuables and hiding your keys safely can make the world of difference in keeping your cars safe.
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.