Safety in San Carlos is highly valued and desired, like it is everywhere. San Carlos California is a safe city, in a safe county. But, the 3-month period of May, June and July sees more crime in San Carlos than any other 3 month period during the year. Perhaps all the reasons for this aren't clear, but it's not difficult to lower your chances of being a crime victim. Criminals generally look for easy targets, so try following these Seven Easy Steps to Safety in San Carlos; they will reduce your chances of becoming a crime victim:
1.) Do not store valuable items in plain view in your car. Take them out of the car or lock them in the trunk. If valuable items are visible, criminals will try and get them.
2.) Lock your car. You'd be surprised by the number of people that don't. It takes 5 seconds or less to steal something from an unlocked car and it doesn't make much noise. That all equals easy target.
3.) Secure your home by locking doors and windows. It is common for burglars to go from house-to-house looking for an unlocked one. A high percentage of burglaries occur due to homes not being secured.
4.) Call the Police when you have an illegal solicitor come to your door. While many are just trying to sell something, some are using the role as a salesperson to look for good places to commit crimes.
5.) Park in lighted areas, use your porch light, report street light outages, etc. Criminals prefer dark places for obvious reasons.
6.) Make sure your locks at home are difficult to defeat. Some locks are not too tough to get past. Consider getting professional advice on this. Give my favorite locksmith a call: Hagop Tatoian, Dependable Lock & Hardware, 650-595-5625.
7.) Never hesitate to call the police when you see something that might be suspicious. Even if it turns out to be nothing, it is worthwhile.
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