According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), over 4,500 motorcycles were reported stolen each month, on average, during 2022. Without the proper security mechanisms in place, bike and motorcycle theft can be easier than car theft.
In December 2012, the University of North Carolina in Charlotte Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology published an important criminology report entitled “Understanding the Decision to Burglarize from the Offender’s Perspective”. The key findings from the 422 convicted burglars interviewed are summarized below.
Dog Walker Watch is a crime prevention and awareness program, similar to Neighborhood Watch. The program encourages neighbors out walking their dogs to be extra ‘eyes and ears’ for law enforcement. Dog owners and walkers are trained on how to effectively observe and report suspicious behavior, while enhancing the partnership between the police and community.
Dollar stores are very vulnerable to crime, particularly armed robbery and shoplifting. They are often located in high-crime neighborhoods. Dollar stores emphasize keeping operating costs as low as possible. Their low-cost model hinders good security measures.