25 of Americas Most Dangerous NeighborhoodsBy Robert Siciliano Oct 22, 2010 | 1:15:00 pmPosted in: Home
What’s the point in even knowing what the most 25 dangerous neighborhoods are? For one thing, if you live in one, you may already have a sense of it, but it would be good to know you’re considered high risk and might want to take the extra precautions and batten down the hatches. Plus for those of you who think it can’t happen to you it may be one more reason you should LOCK YOUR DOORS.
If you plan to move, it is always good to understand the crime climate of the environment you are considering. Checking this list and also contacting the local authorities will help give you an idea of what is going on. Another great way to determine crime climate is the police blotter. If the police blotter mentions lots of violent crimes vs. another town that mentions lots of cats stuck in trees then you know what to expect. For example in Wellesley Massachusetts, a few towns over from where I live the headline in the police blotter is (and I kid you not) “Escaped cow takes to Wellesley streets” Nice.
Otherwise if you travel on business or plan to send a kid to college, knowing the crime climate of any given neighborhood is a good idea.
Chicago took the number one spot. Cleveland second. Then a couple in Vegas, and Atlanta took 4 places and Ohio a few more. So that being said see the 25 Of Americas Most Dangerous Neighborhoods all HERE.
Every family must have a plan for home security and a home security alarm.
Consider a trained German shepherd as a protection dog as well.
Another consideration is a home safe-room also known as a “panic room” where families can hide out in a relatively bullet proof, well stocked room equipped with wireless communications and wait for law enforcement to show up.
Never talk to strangers via an open or screen door. Always talk to them through a locked door.
NEVER let children open the doors. Always require an adult to do it.
Install a 24-hour camera surveillance system. Security cameras are a great deterrent. Have them pointed to every door and access point.
Robert Siciliano personal security expert to Home Security Source discussing home invasions on the Gordon Elliot Show. Disclosures.
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