A resource that Tucson home owners might not typically think of are local police departments. They are not just for calling 911 when an emergency occurs. They invest a large amount of resources and revenue each year into community development, reporting and actionable items that can help you and your family stay safe each year.
Crime Prevention Programs
Tucson works with Arizona programs and is involved in Neighborhoods (G.A.I.N.) is an annual event held by police agencies statewide in collaboration with neighborhood associations to meet and discuss crime prevention and strengthen our partnership in combatting criminal activity in our community.
It is a statistical fact that neighborhood watch programs dramatically reduce crime in local areas where it is implemented. As criminals are always looking for easy opportunities, when there is ample evidence that there are active members in the community that are watching for suspicious activity, most criminals will move on to easier targets.
Local Tucson Police can help you establish some of these programs with information and resources should you want to get your neighborhood involved. Just click on the link below to learn more.
Use local Tucson crime statistics to better understand what kind of crime is happening in or around your area. These annually updated reports often provide a good source of information. For example, if automobile theft is common in your area, it might be a good idea to explore installing visible exterior cameras or to ensure your garage is capable of protecting your vehicles at night.
It’s not however guaranteed that living in a “safe” neighborhood will stop theft from occurring. It’s a generally good practice to maintain vigilance against possible break-ins by using common sense and understanding what is the most effective way to deter thieves. Having a security system is for example an incredibly valuable insurance policy against potential break-ins. If you don’t have a system and would like to learn more, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help you explore your options today.