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In a study done by the Jackson Police Department of Jackson, Tennessee, they found that certain crimes are most likely to occur according to the season of the year. There are many factors to consider as to why a certain crime is most likely at any one time of the year.

It seems that shorter days and cooler weather we find fewer assaults and car thefts. The closer you get to the Christmas Holidays, the more likely stores find higher shoplifting and identity theft.

Here’s a breakdown of incidents they found in their community:

Fall seemed to have more vandalism than in February
Winter showed the lowest number of burglaries as compared to July.
Spring had a rise in simple assaults whereas May and December were much lower.
As you might expect, Summer had the highest of violent crimes, murders and rapes.

You will notice that the frequency of crimes has a lot to do with the weather. People are more active in hot weather and less social in colder temperatures. Some increases can be attributed to juveniles out of school with more time on their hands. The dark hours of winter makes it easier for burglaries because it affords more cover the burglar more confidence he will gwt away with it.

What this article showed me was that we need to always be aware of our surroundings no matter what time of year. Summer months we tend to not lock windows and doors which allows more crime of opportunity. Winter months we’re so wrapped up to keep warm that we tend to not see around us. Spring brings a euphoria that we tend to be more trusting of people and may let our guard down. Fall brings us Halloween and more vandalism.

Your best thing a person can do to avoid being a target is to always be alert. Remember, most crimes are crimes of opportunity. People are too often preoccupied and not paying attention to their surroundings.

Report suspicious activity even if it’s not your home. You will be protecting yourself in the long run.

Posted on October 23rd, 2008 at 07:12 by Alex Smith in Home Safety,Identity theft,PERSONAL SAFETY,protecting valuables,Vehicle Security - Comments (5)

5 Comments leave a comment
  1. I agree that home invasion and intruders are worse according to the season. It is also the same for the time of day. It apears that most break-ins happen during the day then at night because homeowners are usually not home. Thus the reason why you would want a security system activated during the day while you are not there. I hope this is good additional information for those looking to get a home security system installed at their homes.

    Comment by zack wood � November 13, 2008 @ 2:06 pm

  2. I agree that home invasion and intruders are worse according to the season. Break-ins also tend to increase in times of an economic downturn, such as today. Add an alarm system yard sign and window/door stickers to your home. Also an inexpensive way is to add imitation cameras to strategic places on your homes external perimeter.

    Comment by Fred � December 14, 2008 @ 7:57 am

  3. The seasons definitely affect when break-ins occur. With the current financial climate, I expect a rise burglaries.

    Comment by Home Security Expert � March 8, 2009 @ 6:53 am

  4. Great Blog post. Home security sales always go up when crime goes up. People not only get desperate during hard times, but do gooders get paranoid and search for that secure feeling a home alarm gives you.

    Comment by Matthew Zivkovic � April 22, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

  5. A home burglary happens every 14 seconds in this country no matter what the season is. Get a security system and keep your home and family safe. Security systems can be used to protect against fires, water leaks, gas leaks, and in medical emergencies as well as provide notification of kids coming in out of homes.

    Comment by Bob � October 6, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

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