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The Dangers and Solutions to Small Crime Part 3 Assaults and Pickpocketing

We’ve covered burglaries and identity theft, now it’s time to move on to my personal favorites: simple assaults and pickpocketing. Why my favorites? Because although the official estimates put the number at roughly 4 million incidences per year, these are actually the crimes you can most easily protect from. The number are fairly meaningless anyway, because FBI doesn’t track them and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, by their own admission, only venture into an educated guess. A lot of these crimes go unreported. I mean how many […]

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The Dangers and Solutions to Small Crime Part 2 Fraud and Identity Theft

If the number of burglaries has sent shivers down your spine (see article on how to protect yourself from burglaries here), the fraud and identity theft figures should give you nightmares. Roughly 12 million Americans fall victim each year and the number is on the rise. Trouble is that modern identity theft, especially credit card theft is extremely difficult to prevent (you’ll soon understand why), but you can take steps to minimize the chances and the impact in case you fall victim. So what can you do? […]

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The Dangers And Solutions To Small Crime Part 1 Burglaries

Real security requires a realistic look at the world. No way around it. The truth is that although serious crimes do happen, the bulk of criminal activity in this country is not actually under FBI’s radar. Nonetheless becoming a victim to a “small” crime is still a pretty traumatic event. This is why today we kick off with a series highlighting the lesser, but much more common threats that we all face on a daily basis. Today’s article will deal with burglaries, people stealing stuff from your […]

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