The Los Angeles Police Department's COMPSTAT process has identified an increase in "Burglary/Theft from Motor Vehicles" throughout the City of Los Angeles. Many of these burglaries and thefts were attributed to unsecured vehicles.
During anytime of the year, but especially the Holiday Season, it is extremely important to be aware of the potential for crime. Please work with your police department by following some basic safety tips, and together we can prevent crime.
1.Do not leave valuables such as electronic equipment, gifts or packages visible inside the passenger area of your vehicle. Secure these items in the trunk of your car.
2.Always lock and secure the doors and windows of your vehicle, even if it is left unattended for a short time.
3.Park in a well-lit area or where there is plenty of pedestrian traffic.
4.Install an alarm system.
It has been our experience that most criminals search for easy targets. Thus, by hardening the target it can either prevent the crime from occurring and/or buy enough time for suspects to be apprehended. Always be aware of your surroundings and take the necessary steps to protect yourself, family members and valuables.