It’s that time of the year for the annual National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) “Hot Spots” auto theft survey, and unfortunately Anderson, South Carolina has jumped from 33 to number 8 for this year’s list.
Surprising news for Anderson residents
Although nine vehicles were swiped from the local city of South Carolina, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was a little bit surprised of their ranking when the survey was released early this week. Even with this news, the local police are feeling more confident with the new year, as they claim that there were far fewer car theft incidents compared to 2011.
Car theft trends
Car theft is truly a dangerous thing to experience, and even more of a nuisance once you’ve been a victim of this type of property crime. Did you know that most car theft occurs because car owners have been pretty careless with their cars? Most of the reported car theft incidents has been due to improperly locked cars and forgotten keys.
Car theft prevention tips
Car theft safety stems from common sense. It is essential that you consciously check your cars each time you leave it anywhere. Make sure that your car doors are locked. Never leave your car keys in its ignition and never leave any valuables behind.
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.