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A Word about Crime Prevention

August 03, 2010

The chance of going through life without ever having a personal possession stolen, being physically assaulted, having your property burglarized or vandalized, or becoming the victim of at least one criminal activity is very, very minimal.

Unless you isolate yourself from society in general, you are bound to be affected, at some point in time, by crime of one sort or another. One important aspect to keep in mind is that no criminal wants to get caught. It is therefore important to take everyday safeguards and precautions that would increase the criminal's chances of getting caught if he or she were to attempt to commit a crime against you, your family or your property.

In most cases, the majority of crimes in your community will not be committed by 'professionals' (people who make their primary income from illegal activities), but instead by amateurs who, for a multitude of reasons, decide to violate someone else for their own personal gain. Making crime more difficult may not prevent the professional criminal from committing a crime, but it may deter the novice. Crime prevention can help stop non-professionals from beginning a career of crime.

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