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Published on: August 04, 2015

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Hundreds of cities throughout the U.S. celebrate National Night Out on the first Tuesday in August which falls on August 4, 2015 this year. If you’d like to attend a local event, meet your law enforcement reps and maybe get some free hand-outs, go to your local city website and see if they are hosting an event.

Statistics about crime 

  • July and August most the frequent months for break-ins.
  • National Rankings for Crime:
    -Cities with highest violent crime  #4 Stockton
    -Cities with highest property crime rates #9 Fresno
    -Cities with highest burglary rates #7 Bakersfield
  •  Due to lack of evidence & witnesses only 13% of burglaries are cleared by police.
  • Burglaries usually occur in the daytime when people aren’t home, and the top items of interest burglars want to convert into cash are small and expensive objects and money.
  • 28% of residents are home during burglary.
  • 85% of burglaries are by non-professionals who are more desperate and dangerous.
  • Break in tools of choice include screwdrivers, pliers, pry bars and small hammers.
  • Men under age 25 are the most common perpetrators and most target homes within a few miles of their own home.
  • According to the FBI, the average dollar loss per burglary in the U.S. is $2,185.
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