Burglary Prevention Tips
Burglary, also called "breaking and entering", is the crime of breaking into a building to commit an offense, usually theft. Every year there are over five million home burglaries in the U.S. Nine out of ten of these crimes are preventable. You can greatly reduce the risk of being burglarized by taking simple steps to make your home more difficult to enter and less enticing to potential burglars.
ID Theft Prevention Tips
ID theft, also called "identity theft", is defined under California Penal Code 530.5 as: (a) Every person who willfully obtains personal identifying information, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 530.55, of another person, and uses that information for any unlawful purpose, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, real property, or medical information without the consent of that person, is guilty of a public offense, and upon conviction therefor, shall be punished by a fine, by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or by both a fine and imprisonment, or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
Robbery Prevention Tips
Armed robbery is the unlawful taking of property from someone by the use of force or the threat of violence. According to national statistics, armed robbery in on the increase. Taking some preventative measures can greatly reduce the risk of being a victim of such an occurence.
One practice that we recommend at KPD is that you keep a record of all of your valuables and any of their associated serial numbers. This document can be very useful if you are ever the victim of a property crime. The Record Keeper form can be downloaded via the link below.