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NCJ Number: 81911 Find in a Library
Title: Residential Burglary
Corporate Author: Florida Dept of Legal Affairs
Office of Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Legal Affairs
Tallahassee, FL 32301
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Preventive steps are outlined to aid citizens in protecting their homes from burglary.
Abstract: Protecting a home's exterior involves such measures as keeping the exterior of the house free from shrubs and other concealment, providing good lighting, supplying solid doors with hinges that are not removable, and securing sliding glass doors. Information is provided on a variety of lock and padlocks as well as on means of securing different kinds of windows. Participation in an identification program to mark valuables is recommended. A home security checklist, home alarm purchasing guidelines, and measures to be taken when leaving town for vacations are supplied to aid the consumer. Separate instructions detail how to prevent burglaries in apartment buildings and in mobile homes. Special emphasis is placed on neighborhood awareness and cooperation in sighting suspicious activities. A series of informant guides describes factors to keep in mind when identifying suspects, characteristics for vehicle description reporting, terminology used in reporting crimes, and procedures for advising the police of crimes. Illustrations are provided.
Index Term(s): Block watch; Burglary; Citizen crime reporting; Crime prevention measures; Property identification; Residential security
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