The majority of residential burglaries in Yavapai County are the result of burglars entering homes through a door or window that was left unlocked while the residents were away. Residential burglary normally occurs during the day while you are away at work. Burglars run the risk of being caught if they need to spend too much time or make too much noise breaking into your home. They will often seek out the “path of least resistance” in a neighborhood when looking for a home to victimize.
In most cases, the precautions you can take to secure your home are simple and inexpensive.
Note: As with all exterior door and window locks, you should always be familiar with escape methods in the event you need to exit the home in an emergency!
While away from home for extended periods, guard against making it obvious you are away. Have a trusted neighbor collect mail or newspapers that may stack up.