California Travel Tips

Night Out

Published on: August 04, 2015


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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