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6 tips for decreasing residential crime this summer


From Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley

Summer means a break from school and a chance to take a vacation - unfortunately, summer also provides opportunities for criminal activity in your neighborhoods. You can decrease the chance of becoming a victim this summer by following these tips:

Install lighting, such as motion lights or dusk to dawn detector lights, on your home's exterior

Trim shrubbery around your home to eliminate hiding places

Do not leave bikes unattended. Lock your bikes, even if you are going to be away for only a few moments

Be aware of your surroundings and those around you when you walk, jog, or bike

Install a locking mailbox or ask a neighbor to pick up your mail when on vacation

Get to know your neighbors! Let a trusted neighbor know if you are planning to travel this summer. Neighbors who know each other look out for each other.

Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley, Apopka Police Department


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