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The 90% Fix

20. 90% of crime is against property and not people.
So: we can reduce the chances of being burgled by taking a few actions
Use timers for lights and radios if you need to be away from home overnight. They will create the impression that someone is in.

Visible burglar alarms, good lighting, and carefully directed and limited security lighting can act as deterrents. But make sure that lights don’t disturb your neighbours, and that alarms turn off after 20 minutes.

Fences at the back of the house may make this area more secure, but walls and solid fencing may let a thief break in without being seen. A good compromise is chain-link fencing, or trellises with prickly shrubs.

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