Have you ever had your home or property broken into, only to find out that the chances of getting your stolen items back are slim to none? Well, it's not just bad luck, there are several reasons why property crimes often go unsolved.
First, let's talk about the lack of eyewitnesses. Burglars tend to strike when no one is around, so there are rarely any eyewitnesses to provide a description of the culprit.
Next, let's talk about the lack of physical evidence. Most burglars wear gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints and often carry out their crimes with minimal damage to the property. This makes it difficult for detectives to gather any concrete evidence that could lead to an arrest.
But, take it from a detective who knows - the single biggest reason property crimes don't get solved is because very few people know what they have. You heard that right, just about nobody writes down the serial numbers to their valuables. And burglars know this, they live on the fact that you don't keep a record of your possessions.
Think of it like this - if a burglar steals a piece of jewelry from your home, how will you prove it's yours if you can't provide the serial number or any other identifying information? It's like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
So, what can you do to protect yourself and increase the chances of getting your stolen property back? The answer is simple, write down the serial numbers to your valuables and keep the list in a safe place. This way, if your property is stolen, you can provide the police with the necessary information to track it down.
Burglars are like a virus, they spread the news of their conquest to their friends and don't stop until they are caught. By writing down the serial numbers to your valuables, you take away their power and make it easier for the police to catch them.
In conclusion, while property crimes can be frustrating and disheartening, there are steps you can take to increase the chances of getting your stolen items back. So, grab a pen and paper, and start writing down those serial numbers!
Or, take a look at "Report It" a service provided by Leads Online. It's Safe, Secure and FREE. What is ReportIt? Well "ReportIt is provided to you because your local law
enforcement agency wants you to be prepared in the event of a theft or loss. It's a proactive tool that allows you to easily catalog information about your valuables. This includes serial numbers, owner applied numbers, photos of property and scans of receipts. It's completely internet based, so you never have to worry about losing the data you have saved." Check it out at https://reportit.leadsonline.com
As always, Stay safe and Secure! Till next time!